Albert von Keller Biography
Albert von Keller's family relocated to Munich in 1854, where he later began law studies; starting however in 1865, he devoted himself entirely to painting on the advice of Ludwig von Hagns and Arthur Georg von Ramberg. He was only temporarily a student at the Munich Academy. After coming to grips with the work of Hans Makart and Franz von Lenbach, he joined the Munich Secession in 1892. Keller enjoyed early success with his salon works, elegantly clothed ladies being the central motif of this society painter. Around the year 1900 he began employing more somber themes, such as witch hunts, visionary images and crucifixions.