Born in Teaneck, New Jersey in 1950, landscape artist David Kessler received his Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University and his graduate degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. Noted for his exquisite use of light and a loving attention to detail, the work of Kessler follows a long tradition of American landscape painting. Brilliant color is used to highlight forms creating depth and movement in his romantic landscape imagery. Furthermore, his use of atmospheric perspective echoes techniques favored in the Italian Renaissance as well as in more recent 20th century landscape traditions.