Keith Rasmussen (d. 2006)

Shem Creek
Keith Rasmussen was born in Madelia, Minnesota. He received a B.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1966 and an M.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, in 1970. In 1968 he was drafted into service in Vietnam, where he worked as the art director of a Vietnamese-language magazine published by the army.
Rasmussen went on to teach printmaking and drawing for fourteen years at the Atlanta College of Art before moving to Meriwether County with his family in 1986. His work is included in multiple collections, including those of Coca-Cola and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He died of pancreatic cancer on December 12, 2006.
Rasmussen's pencil drawing Camp 1974 and lithograph Shem Creek (1987) are part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.
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Dobbs, Chris. "Keith Rasmussen (d. 2006)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 09 April 2018. Web. 25 September 2020.
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