Michael Kessler, American (1954 - )

Michael Kessler was born in 1954 in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He received a B.F.A. degree from Kutztown University. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Rome Prize, Painting, American Academy in Rome , 1990

Pollock/Krasner Award, Painting, New York, New York , 1992

Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York , 1977

Awards in the Visual Arts-Five, Grant in Painting,  South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, 1985

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Grant in Painting , 1983

Select Museum Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, TX
Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA.
Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA.
Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN.
Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, HA
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Fl.
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY.
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Select Corporate Collections

Vitale, Caturano and Company, Ltd., Boston, Ma.
Golden Artists Color, Berlin, NY
Pfizer Inc, NYC
Pepsico, Camden, NJ
Price Waterhouse, Washington, D.C.
Prudential Insurance Co., Newark, NJ
Regent Hotel, Hong KongExxon, Houston, TX
Comcast, Philadelphia, PA.
Austin Company, Cleveland, OH
El Passo Energy, Houston, TX
Exxon Mobil, Houston, TX
Ericsson, Gothengerg, Sweden
First Union Bank, Phila. PA
Deloitte & Touche, Atlanta, GE
Compaq Computer, Houston, TX
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA.
Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
Bank of Japan, NYC
Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC
Heller Financial, Chicago, IL
American Financial Group, NYC
Northest Airlines, St. Paul, MN.
Rubenstein Co. Pittsburgh, PA.
Tokio Marine Management, NYC
Phillips Service, Pittsburgh, PA.
Freemarkets, Pittsburgh, PA.
Buchanan Ingersoll, Pittsburgh, PA
Gateway Towers, Pittsburgh, PA.
Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, Pittsburgh, PA
Jacobson/Sylvester, Pittsburgh, PA.
Duff & Phelps, Chicago, IL
Lincoln Financial Group, PA.
Vanguard Group, Valley Fordge, PA.
Tyson Corner, NYC
Forest City, The Grande, Washington DC
Penton Media Inc. Cleveland, OH
Lincoln Financial Group, Fort Wayne, IN
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MS
Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA
Scimed Life Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Sears Merchandise Group, Hoffman Estates, IL
SOHIO, Cleveland, OH
Vector Securities, Deerfield, IL
The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary, North Carolina
The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
Hart Senate Building, Senator Specter's Office, Washington, DC
Warten School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Voyageur Fund Managers. Minneapolis, MN
Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA 

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