Guggenheim Winners

by Chris Cumo Steve Keister An abstract sculptor, Guggenheim winner Steve Keister has immersed his art in the geometric shapes of antiquity. While a junior at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, he spent 1969 in Rome, where he reveled in the solemn grandeur of the relics of a once formidable empire. “It was heaven on earth,” he says. Keister absorbed the layers of Etruscan, Greek and Roman art that form the mosaic of ancient Italian art. For much of his career, Keister has sculpted in the tradition of Western art, describing his work as “the dynamic composition characteristic of the West.” […]
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