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Peter Keating (MD,KY,1949-2007) watercolor painting
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ARTIST: Robert Forbes (Maryland, Kentucky, 1949 - 2007)
NAME: River Landscape (titled on backing)
MEDIUM: ink and watercolor on paper
CONDITION: Very good. Comes with original backing not attached to art piece.
SIGHT SIZE: 15 x 20 inches / 38 x 50 cm
FRAME SIZE: unframed
SIGNATURE: on backing
CATEGORY: antique vintage painting
AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US
SKU#: 119376
US Shipping $60 + insurance.

BIOGRAPHY:
Born in Baltimore, Robert Forbes moved to Bucks County in 1976, settling in Lahaska and adopting the name Peter Keating to sign his paintings and drawings of countryside farms. Keating was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the Maryland Institute College of Art where he developed his highly detailed style, what he referred to as "illustrative" or "romantic realism." According to his mother, Helen McKee Forbes, his favorite subjects were "the bare bones of the trees- the bare, wet, black branches." This is most clearly demonstrated in his winter landscapes, for which he primarily used pen, ink, and watercolor washes to evoke a somber and sometimes haunting atmosphere, as opposed to his rich spring and summer scenes painted in oils.Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Keating's works were well-received and exhibited widely in Bucks County and Philadelphia. From 1979 to 1985, he was the main artist for the Bucks County Conservancy's annual calendars depicting historic, local architecture. In 1987, a limited edition series of his print, Rural Elegance, was signed by him and James Michener to raise money for the James A. Michener Art Center, opened in 1988. The original watercolor for the print is in the permanent collection of the Michener Art Museum.Eventually Keating left Bucks County, traveling and painting extensively in the American South and West, New England, and Nova Scotia before marrying and settling down in Campbellsville, KY in 2004. He died of a heart attack on November 18, 2007 at the age of 57.
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Peter Keating (MD,KY,1949-2007) watercolor painting

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0363: Peter Keating (MD,KY,1949-2007) watercolor painting

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ARTIST: Robert Forbes (Maryland, Kentucky, 1949 - 2007)
NAME: River Landscape (titled on backing)
MEDIUM: ink and watercolor on paper
CONDITION: Very good. Comes with original backing not attached to art piece.
SIGHT SIZE: 15 x 20 inches / 38 x 50 cm
FRAME SIZE: unframed
SIGNATURE: on backing
CATEGORY: antique vintage painting
AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US
SKU#: 119376
US Shipping $60 + insurance.

BIOGRAPHY:
Born in Baltimore, Robert Forbes moved to Bucks County in 1976, settling in Lahaska and adopting the name Peter Keating to sign his paintings and drawings of countryside farms. Keating was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the Maryland Institute College of Art where he developed his highly detailed style, what he referred to as "illustrative" or "romantic realism." According to his mother, Helen McKee Forbes, his favorite subjects were "the bare bones of the trees- the bare, wet, black branches." This is most clearly demonstrated in his winter landscapes, for which he primarily used pen, ink, and watercolor washes to evoke a somber and sometimes haunting atmosphere, as opposed to his rich spring and summer scenes painted in oils.Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Keating's works were well-received and exhibited widely in Bucks County and Philadelphia. From 1979 to 1985, he was the main artist for the Bucks County Conservancy's annual calendars depicting historic, local architecture. In 1987, a limited edition series of his print, Rural Elegance, was signed by him and James Michener to raise money for the James A. Michener Art Center, opened in 1988. The original watercolor for the print is in the permanent collection of the Michener Art Museum.Eventually Keating left Bucks County, traveling and painting extensively in the American South and West, New England, and Nova Scotia before marrying and settling down in Campbellsville, KY in 2004. He died of a heart attack on November 18, 2007 at the age of 57.

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