Alfred John Keene

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Alfred John Keene (1864–1930) was a British watercolour artist working in Derby.

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Known as "Jack", Keene trained at Derby Central School of Art from 1878 to 1895.[1]

Keene managed the family business with his brother Charles after their father's death. Alfred John Keene was a founder member, in 1887, of the Derby Sketching Club with F Booty, William Swindell, George Thompson, Charles Terry And Frank Timms. This club still meets today.[2] Keene's paintings were collected by Alfred E. Goodey who eventually purchased 77 of them. Goodey gave his collection of paintings to Derby Museum in 1936.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Allard, Sarah; Nicola Rippon (2003). Goodey's Derby. pp. 9–13. ISBN 1-85983-379-9.
  2. "History of Derby Sketching Club". Derby Sketching Club. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2011.