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Charles Keck


Born in New York City. Attended the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. Also studied in Greece, Florence and Paris. Worked in the studios of Augustus Saint Gaudens 1893 to 1897.

He won the Rhinhart Scholarship to study at the American Academy in Rome for four years.. Maintained a studio in New York City from 1905 until his death. Married to J. Anne Collyer June 3, 1923, with three sons. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

He designed the 1915-S gold dollar struck for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. He designed the Vermont Sesquicentennial half dollar struck in 1927 and the Lynchburg, Virginia, Sesquicentennial half dollar struck in 1936. He also designed the New York State Sesquicentennial medal struck in 1927 and Vermont Sesquicentennial medal struck in 1927.

He died in Carmel, New York.

bio: Fielding; P-F; NCAB 49; WWWA-3; WWWAmArt

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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