Monday, October 26, 2009
This photo was taken by an unknown photographer
for a brochure, later used by The College for Creative
Studies, Detroit, MI.
Photo contributed by Sergio DeGiusti
This is a landscape painting by Russell Keeter,
from the collection of Sergio DeGiusti.
Photo contributed by Sergio DeGiusti.
This is a large scale commissioned painting created by
Russell Keeter titled "Bacchanal". Photos contributed
by Sergio DeGiusti.
The top two photos (clown painting, and Free Press article) are from the "Bodies of Work / Russell Keeter" exhibition, at the CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI, October, 2006.
Photos contributed by Sergio DeGiusti.
The additional seven photos are from the "Figurative Metaphors" exhibition at the
BBAC, with work by Russell Keeter and Sergio DeGiusti, in 2000. Photos contributed
by Sergio DeGiusti.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Figurative Metaphors, an exhibition
featuring the work of Russell Keeter
and Sergio DeGiusti, took place at
the Birmingham Bloomfield Art
Center, October 6-November 10, 2000.
The exhibition was curated by
Sergio DeGiusti, honoring his
colleague and friend Russell
Keeter. (Top photo: Exhibition
image of Russell. Russell and
Jay Holland. Last two photos
are Russell at an art exhibition.)
Friday, October 23, 2009
These photo portraits were taken
over the years, by Russell's good
friend, and well-known sculptor,
Sergio DeGiusti. (Photos contributed
by Sergio DeGiusti)
This is a bronze portrait of Russell Keeter
sculpted by Sergio DeGiusti in 1985. It
is owned by Russell's wife Ann Keeter.
(Photos contributed by Sergio DeGiusti.
The top photo is of the wax portrait. All
other photos are of the bronze portrait.)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Russell Keeter is pictured with the great model
Richard Krause during an anatomy class at
CCS in the early 80's. Richard Krause is
pictured with one of Russell's lecture
drawings. (Photos contributed by
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Eugene Clark assisted Russell Keeter during
the late 80's until Russell's death in the
early 90's. These pictures were taken
in Russell's studio, located in a historic
carriage house, on Ferry Street, just
north of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The purpose of this photo shoot was
to create some photos to be used on
a poster, for an anatomy workshop
the two artists would conduct together,
at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art
Center, and The Grosse Pointe War
This is a letter dated April 3, 1966,
from Mrs. Rose Miller, to the head
of painting at CCS, Sarkis Sarkisian,
praising Russell Keeter's teaching
Russell Keeter used a long stick with
a piece of compressed charcoal on
the end, to create in-class drawing
demonstrations of the bones and
muscles. Here are two examples.
Russell Keeter was an avid
handball player, and won
many national and international
competitions. This is a cartoon
that he drew, regarding the sport.