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Duane Keiser studied painting under Raymond Berry at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and Lennart Anderson at Brooklyn College in NYC. His "A Painting a Day" blog has been written about in numerous publications, including USA Today, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. Using a makeshift easel made from a cigar box, he makes a postcard-sized painting each day and posts them to his blog where collectors can bid on them via eBay. The project is ongoing. He is also known for his "painted animations." A modern take on the still life, these videos combine traditional painting, animation, and time-lapse.

He has exhibited at Fischbach Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery, and, most recently, the New York Academy of Art. His work resides in several corporate collections and thousands of private collections worldwide, including the Gregory Peterson Collection.

He currently lives and works in Richmond, VA


Selected news stories and interviews.




1966 Born in Beaufort, South Carolina
1988 Received BA from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
1990 Received MFA from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
1990- present Adjunct Professor of Art, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

1992- 2007 Adjunct Professor of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia




2011 Group Exhibition, "Persistence of Vision: The Peterson Collection of Contemporary Realist Art," New York Academy of Art, New York

2008 Group Exhibition, Laurel Tracey Gallery, Redbank, New Jersey 2006 Group Exhibition, Allan Stone Gallery, New York

2005 Night Paintings, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
2005 Group Exhibition, Allan Stone Gallery, New York
2003 GroupExhibition,“RecentLandscapes,”Laurel Tracey Gallery, Redbank, NewJersey

2002 Laurel Tracey Gallery, Redbank, New Jersey
2001 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1999 Barton-Ryan Gallery, Boston
1998 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1998 Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia
1997 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1996 Mabey/Fulcrum Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1996 Group Exhibition, “The Human Figure,” Main Art, Richmond, Virginia
1996 Group Exhibition, “Virginia Landscapes,” Nations Bank, Richmond, Virginia
1994 Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1993 Faculty Exhibition, Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia
1992 Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1992 Group Exhibition, “Portrait/Self-Portrait,” McGraw-Page Library, Randolph-Macon

      Ashland, Virginia
1992 Group Exhibition, Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1991 Two-Man Exhibition, McGraw-Page Library, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

1990 Group Exhibition, Westbeth Gallery, New York, New York
1988 Pace Hall, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
1987 Group Exhibition, “Virginia Artists,” General Assembly, Richmond, Virginia



Acadia Foundation Grant, 2008
E.D. Foundation Grant, 2001
Audubon Artist Exhibition, 1993,

The Michael Engel Memorial Award, NYC

Shaw Award for Painting, 1990, Brooklyn College

Shaw Award for Painting, 1989, Brooklyn College




Commerce Bancshares Capital One

First Market Bank

General Electric
Markel Corporation Medical College of Virginia Wheat First Securities

Randolph-Macon College




Groff, Larry, "An Interview with Duane Keiser," Painting Perceptions, 2014.

Seed, John, "Duane Keiser, "A Painting a Day," Huffington Post, 2013.

Didi Menendez, "Duane Keiser," Poets and Artists Magazine, November 2009

Lisa Wurster, “Earning His daily Bread,” The Artist’s Magazine, October 2008

Michelle Slatallia, “Everyday Scenes Painted Everyday,” New York Times, August 31, 2006

Maria Puente. “Artists Take Painting s to the Masses,” USA Today, August 23, 2006

Jessica Vitkus. “Forget Galleries, Think Blogs” Domino Magazine, July/August 2006

Sloan, Dena. “Artist Keiser Finds His Muse in the Mundane,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 8, 2006

Giorello, Sibella. “Empty Spaces,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 21, 1998

Stroh, Mark. “Into the Light: Duane Keiser’s Paintings Illuminate Ordinary Interiors,” Style Weekly, March 10, 1998.

Bullard, CeCe. “Keiser is a Master of the Domestic Interior,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 21, 1994. 

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