WHAT IS KOKOON ARTS?

The Kokoon Arts Gallery continues the tradition started in 1911 by William Sommer and other Cleveland Graphic Arts Tradesmen then known as The Kokoon Arts Clubs to promote a more modernist approach to producing art. We will always revere and honor historic traditional media, but the evolution of artistic creativity is never ending and new possibilities are generated using electronic and digital media.

Kokoon Arts
1305 West 80th St,
Cleveland, OH 44102
216-832-8212
williamscheele@gmail.com
Kokoon Arts Gallery
Located within 78th Street Studios
HENRY KELLER
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1869-1949

Henry Keller began studying art at the Western Reserve School of Design in Cleveland from 1887 to 1892, and continued with studies in Germany through the early 1900's. In 1902, Keller began a forty-year tenure as professor of art at the Cleveland School of Art and also developed a summer school in Berlin Heights from 1903 to the 1920's. He was a champion of European modernist tendencies in painting, and excelled in both watercolor and oil media, with animal life and landscapes as favorite subjects. He exhibited works locally and nationally, and was unique in Cleveland for having two pieces in the famous Armory Show of 1913.