(1948-2015) Michael Keane is a world-renowned marine artist. His works are considered to be preeminent in the genre. A fine arts painter for over a half-century, Keane's works have been eagerly sought after by astute collectors for many years. His work is so admired and loved that rarely does a piece of it ever come up for resale. Production of Keane's work remains limited, because of the time involved in their creation. Year after year, Keane's work holds its value and steadily appreciates. His paintings remain a lynchpin for that elite group of art collectors who continue to eagerly seek his work.
Michael Keane served an eight year apprenticeship with a noted local landscape painter, Edward Harrigan- starting at the ripe old age of 8! From there, he served a four-year apprenticeship with noted marine artist Marshall W. Joyce. After that, he studied for four years -and then taught- portraiture and figure painting with Clemente Micarelli in his studio. Michael Keane majored in Visual Design at UMass, and afterward taught painting for 17 years. All the while, he continued his own personal fine arts career as a marine artist.