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Marthe Keller, American artist, painter. Recipient fellowships The Mac Dowell Colony, 1990, National Endowment for the Arts, 1989-1990, The Mac Dowell Colony, 1989-1990; grantee Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, 1987, Comprehensive Employment Training Act grantee for costume design Albuquerque Dance Theatre, 1978.


Keller, Marthe was born on December 8, 1948 in New York City. Daughter of Charles and Judith (Herman) Keller.


Student, Overseas School of Rome, 1964. Student, St. Stephen's School, Rome, 1966. Student, Temple University, 1968.

Student, Boston University, 1969. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, 1971. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1973.


Visiting artist Whitaker Foundation, Palermo, Italy, 1982, University California, Santa Barbara, 1987, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1993, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1991. Instructor multi-level painting School of Art Institute Chicago, 1991, 95. Lecturer in visual arts Princeton University, 1991-1992, 98-99.

Instructor New York Studio School of Painting, 1992. Adjunct instructor Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, 1993, 94. Guest lecturer Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Rome, 1994, Parsons' School, 1995, 96, 97, Hunter College, City University of New York, 96, 97, 98, 99, guest artist Ringling School, Florida, 1997.

Chair College Art Association Conference, Toronto, 1997-1998.


  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include Albuquerque Arts Center, University New Mexico, 1978, Whitaker Foundation Museum, Palermo, 1982, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, 1986, 87, 89, Conlon Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990, Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy, 1991, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, 1994, Turchetto Gallery, Milan, 1994, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, New York, 1997, 98, Atrium Gallery, University Connecticut, 1999, Fold Color Replay, New York, 2001-2002. Exhibited in group shows at Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, 1986, 89, 90, 91, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, 1986, Gallery 53 Cooperstown, New York, 1986, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, 1988, Genovese Gallery, Boston, 1988, Dart Gallery, Chicago, 1988, Illinois Center Gallery, Chicago, 1989, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, 1990, Galleria Plurima, Udine and Milan, 1992, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, 1992, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, 1992, 55 Ferris St, Brooklyn, 1993, Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, 1993, Krasdale Foods Gallery and Lehman College, Westchester, New York, 1993, Lilian Heidenberg Gallery, New York, 1993, Werner Kramarsky, New York, 1993, Art in Embassies Program, Vienna, Austria, 1994, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey, 1994, Art Initiatives and Bill Bace, 1995, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, New York, 1995, Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, 1996, Bockenheimer Depot International Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996, Islip Art Museum, New York,1997, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, 1997, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1997, Islip Art Museum., New York, 1997, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, 1999, Hillwood Art Museum, New York, 2000, Hunter College, 2000, 21st Suffragettes, Brooklyn, 2001, Les Fables de la Fontaine, France & United States of America, 2002-2003, Eleven Painters Eleven Views of Abstraction, Santa Fe, 2003, Intersections, Douglas Elliman Tribeca Gallery, New York, 2004.

      Represented in permanent collection Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1996, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, San Jose Museum Art, Whitney Museum Art, Museum Modern Art New York City, others.


Married Bradford H. Ensminger, July 12, 1989.

Charles Keller

Judith (Herman) Keller

Bradford H. Ensminger