Dan Kessler’s artistic roots began in Catholic grammar school, where nuns gave him holy cards. These ornate depictions of religious scenes caught his eye and fired his imagination. His mother, Doris, also an artist, was also a major source of inspiration.
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Maryland in 1985, Kessler worked for several years in graphic arts and architectural design before turning to painting full time in 1991.
Today, Kessler is most readily recognized by his distinctive animal paintings. He is also known for his architectural pieces, including five commissioned Presidential commemorative paintings of the White House and a folk art painting of the White House used by the President and First Lady for a 1996 Christmas card.
Kessler’s work can be found in corporate and private collections internationally, and his reproductions are available worldwide.