Paul Keene

Philadelphia-born painter, printmaker, and muralist Paul F. Keene, Jr., received a BFA, BS, and MFA from Temple University, Philadelphia. He also studied at the Academie Julian, Paris, France. There he helped found Galerie 8, a collective gallery for American artists working in Paris.

Keene’s works can be found around the world at institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA; The British Museum, London; Nigerian National Museum, Lagos; Dallas Museum of Art, TX; and Tucson Museum of Art, AZ.

After teaching at the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), Keene went on to help establish the art department at Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA, where he retired as professor emeritus. He lived and practiced his art in Warrington, PA, until his death in 2009.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

Artist Info


August 24 1920

Philadelphia, PA


November 26 2009

Warrington, PA






African American