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Tom Keough
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope



ARTIST STATEMENT: For the past twenty five years Tom Keough has painted in oil or worked in watercolor. Before that Keough worked for over a decade in black and white making pen drawings or linoleum prints. He started to paint in oils in response to the more immediate elements of the world close at hand especially the urban environment of our city and the beauty of the Catskills. His paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions, in the Gallery of the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment in Prospect Park, the Hal Bromm Gallery in Manhattan, at the Gallery of the Interchurch Center- the headquarters of the National Council of Churches, and at the Theater for the New City, in Manhattan. Keough has exhibited work extensively in a wide variety of venues including facilities of the United Nations, the U.S. Capital Rotunda, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee Chambers,the Museum Of Modern Art, the Society of Illustrators, the Storefront For Art and Architecture in New York, The Riverside Cathedral, and St Thomas Cathedral in Rockefeller Center, The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem,the Moenchehaus Museum in Gussler, Germany and The Place/Kayenberg Design Studio in Hamburg. Keough's work has appeared in many periodicals and several textbooks.
The original painting of The Hemlock, was installed, with other large works, at Saint Peter’s Church in the Citicorp building in Manhattan for six months in 2003.The Hemlock has been on display in several locations in New York City. Keough has artwork permanently installed in the collection of the New York Life Insurance Company, the Brooklyn Hospital and the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. Recently the Addison Ripley Gallery in Washington D.C. installed a large print of The Hemlock in the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica,West Indies.
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  • Brooklyn Bridge
    2008
    oil on canvas
    Here is the Brooklyn Bridge as seen from Brooklyn at night looking toward Manhattan. The original oil painting is featured at the Beech Street Gallery in Long Beach, New York at 772 Beech Street a

  • Cafe
    2007
    watercolor
    This scene was painted on location across from the Brooklyn Bridge. This was watercolor was recently featured in the Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza and at the Hudson

  • 12th Street
    2002
    oil on canvas
    Brooklyn trees and stoops on 12th Street just below 7th Avenue.

  • The Red Car
    2008
    oil on canvas
    This painting is shown at the Beech Street Gallery.

  • Sycamore
    2005
    oil on canvas
    A typical urban Brooklyn Sycamore growing out of the sidewalk.

  • 16th Street and 6th Avenue
    2001
    oil on canvas
    Nature combines with the man made, the light behind the tree makes each leaf like a peice of stained glass. The combination of the man made street light and the natural tree creates something that is

  • Connie in December
    2004
    oil on canvas
    This shows someone walking through the beauty of a winter's night with the snow lit by the lights from people's homes.

  • January Night
    2003
    oil on canvas
    Just after a snowfall on a quiet walk.

  • February Night
    2004
    oil on canvas
    Swirling snow looks fog like in Prospect Park.

  • March Night
    2004
    oil on canvas
    Another view of Prospect Park in the snow.

  • Red Pick Up
    2009
    oil on canvas
    Prospect Heights in the snow.

  • Winter Bus
    2004
    oil on canvas
    This shows the B67 on Seventh Avenue just past 10th Street in Park Slope.

  • Snow for Meg
    2002
    oil on canvas
    Snow shining in our street lights.

  • 11th Street
    2001
    oil on canvas
    This painting shows Eleventh Street just uphill from the Fire House in the winter.

  • City Winter
    2005
    oil on canvas
    City scene with PS 10 and Detective Mayrose Park, 7th Ave and 17th Street, Brooklyn. A print of this is featured in the Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

  • 6th Avenue Snow
    2003
    oil on canvas
    "Focusing on quiet NYC settings, Keough's ominous yet melancholy vision of urban alienation will seem both familiar and strange to anyone who calls this densely populated city home. Mysterio

  • Autumn Night
    2009
    oil on canvas
    Autumn Night 13th Street and 8th Avenue, Park Slope.

  • Park Bench, Prospect Park
    2003
    oil on canvas
    Snow falling in the park.

  • Webster Place Tree
    1998
    oil on canvas
    A tree grows out of the sidewalk like a wild dandelion pushing against the manmade constraints but also deeply rooted in the concrete reality of modern life.

  • Corner of Jackson Place
    2000
    oil on canvas
    The building and the tree on the street corner, this is urban life.
 








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