About the artist
Johan Keller was a Dutch artist born in the Hague, 1863, into a writer's family. When his parents were asked to take him out of school because wasting his studies on doodling in class. The success of his father's novels was the reason Keller was able to study art in Amsterdam and Brussels, and travel to Italy and France as well. Keller's earlier works include a sandstone statue for the Museum Booijmans in Rotterdam. He accepted a teaching position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Glasgow, and was commissioned the decoration plan of many famous architect's buildings. Keller lived in the Netherlands the last few years of his life and passed away in 1944.