(1923 - 2012)
Jeff Keen was active/lived in United Kingdom. Jeff Keen is known for painting.
Biography Jeff Keen
Jeff Keen’s incisive and visionary art of the late 1940s and early 1950s, was conditioned by both his wartime experiences and the prevailing pictorial styles of the time. His drawn style could incorporate the spiky abjection of Burra and Freud in tracing peculiarly sordid urban vignettes - as in Victoria Cinema - Betty Grable. Equally he could demonstrate a mastery of English Neo-Romanticism leaning towards the Magic Realism of contemporary American artists, such as Ivan Albright or Pavel Tchelitchev, in Organic Landscape.
But, like so many young English painters of that moment he was impacted on primarily by wartime demands on artists conscripted into engineering and electronics. A particular kind ofDavid Alan Mellor, May 2015.
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