Kesseler, Will

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Kesseler, Will Gender: M
Wilhelm Bernard Adolph Nicolas Henri Kesseler
born on 17 August 1899 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Mersch, Luxembourg, 49n46, 6e06
Timezone LMT m6e06 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°16' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°42 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 29°08'


Luxembourgian painter, considered to be one of nation’s best Colourists, whose very varied artistic production includes still life, flowers, Congo and Luxembourg landscapes, figures, nudes and abstract work.

Kesseler, who twice received the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe (1946 and 1950), turned in 1951 to abstract painting. His Africa inspired gouaches are characterised, as are his other paintings, by expanses of solid colours, pure, vigorous, intense and luminous with strong bold contrasts in which yellow, blue, red and above all contrasting greens dominate. Dynamic geometrical, curving and undulating shapes harmoniously intersect or are superimposed, giving familiar figurative glimpses of tropical vegetation.

He died in Luxembourg on 21 September 1983, aged 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1946 (Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe)
  • Work : Prize 1950 (Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe)

Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 54) provided by Sy Scholfield. Death data in margin (21 Sept 1983, Lux' City. Wikipedia has 24 Sept 1983 in error).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe)