Oil on Board / 29×37 /$24,000.00
A painter, graphic artist, teacher, and writer, was bon in Flagler, Colorado, and grew up in Dalhart, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1916, and a Master of Arts degree in 1918 from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. She also attended summer sessions of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, in 1917 and 1919.
At Bethany College, Keener was both a student and assistant to Birger Sandzen, a professor of block printing Keener credited as one of her finest teachers. (She also thought highly of etchers Paulus and Bertha Jacques, and lithographers Joseph A. Imhof and George Myasaki, teachers she would encounter in her varied and many-year career as a student of art.
She died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1982.