Lucile Keeler

Name: Lucile Keeler (Roebuck)
Birth Date: April 16, 1902
Birth Place: Chicago Illinois, USA
Death Date: June 04, 1996
Death Location: Phoenix Arizona, USA


Lucille Keeler, an Evanston resident from 1921 through the 1990s, was a prolific artist. Keeler’s father was co-founder of Sears Roebucks Company Store and her mother was a slide painter. She began attending Northwestern University in 1921, and upon graduation in 1923, she married Raymond H. Keeler. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1930’s under landscape and portriat artist Francis Chapin. In 1935, the Keelers moved into their house at 425 Lee Street, where her husband built a studio onto the back of the house for her. Throughout her life she displayed her pieces at galleries and shows in the Chicago-area, especially the Art Institute’s Sales and Rental. She moved to Phoenix after 1990, where she died in 1996.


Daughter of the co-founder of Sears Roebucks, prolific artist, studied under Francis Chapin.

Father: Albert Roebuck
Mother: Blanch
Children: Malcolm R. Keeler (m. Barbara Kreger)
Education: Northwestern University (Class of 1923), School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sources: EHC House Cards File -"A Hidden Treasure: Lucile Keeler Paintings at EHC" by Erin Haness -EHC Bio File: "Kee" -EHC Clippings File: Ev. Artists