BOB KESSEL ART SERIES LIST

Artist Bob Kessel with his paintings “Siren and the Fisherman” and “Flaming June”

Bob Kessel with his art print made with gold and copper metallic inks at Axelle Editions NYC

Contemporary American artist Bob Kessel works in art series.
Here is a single sample from each series:

 DANCERS by Bob Kessel

DANCERS: PINK VEILS by Bob Kessel

ROMANTICISM by Bob Kessel

ROMANTICISM: FISHERMAN AND SIREN by Bob Kessel (after Frederic Lord Leighton)

BY THE SEASHORE by Bob Kessel

BY THE SEASHORE: MORE MASTS by Bob Kessel

AMERICAN ICONS by Bob Kessel

AMERICAN ICONS: CHARLES BUKOWSKI (Sadder Budweiser) by Bob Kessel

ODALISQUES by Bob Kessel

ODALISQUES: BACK VIEW by Bob Kessel

ALL THAT JAZZ by Bob Kessel

ALL THAT JAZZ: KIND OF BLUE TRIANGLES (Miles Davis) by Bob Kessel

MONET’S HAYSTACKS by Bob Kessel

MONET’S HAYSTACKS ORANGE by Bob Kessel

MUSEUMS by Bob Kessel

MUSEUMS: GUGGY by Bob Kessel

WINTER by Bob Kessel

WINTER: SNOW WALL by Bob Kessel

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! by Bob Kessel

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE!: GOSSIP (after Norman Rockwell) by Bob Kessel

ARTIST MODELS by Bob Kessel

ARTIST MODELS: ARTWORKS by Bob Kessel

SELF-PORTRAITS by Bob Kessel

SELF-PORTRAITS: DIVIDED by Bob Kessel

GRAND TOUR by Bob Kessel

GRAND TOUR: DUCAL PALACE VENICE by Bob Kessel

DOTS ENTERTAINMENT! by Bob Kessel

DOTS ENTERTAINMENT!: BERRIES by Bob Kessel

CINEMA by Bob Kessel

CINEMA: BELLE DE JOUR by Bob Kessel

ROMANCE by Bob Kessel

ROMANCE: RED HOT by Bob Kessel

ALPS by Bob Kessel

ALPS: ROAD by Bob Kessel

COTE d’AZUR by Bob Kessel

COTE d’AZUR: AGAY by Bob Kessel

ETRETAT by Bob Kessel

ETRETAT: HILL by Bob Kessel

GIVERNY by Bob Kessel

GIVERNY: PATH by Bob Kessel

 BOB’S GOT WOOD by Bob Kessel

BOB’S GOT WOOD: INDIAN by Bob Kessel (after Remington)

 ANIME by Bob Kessel

ANIME: SECOND GIRL, THIRD EYE by Bob Kessel

APRES LE BAIN by Bob Kessel

APRES LE BAIN: WHITE TOWEL by Bob Kessel

ART HISTORY by Bob Kessel

ART HISTORY: FISH BOWL by Bob Kessel

 BALLET by Bob Kessel

BALLET: FONDU ROSE by Bob Kessel

LE JARDIN by Bob Kessel

LE JARDIN: MIDDAY by Bob Kessel

BASIC BLACK by Bob Kessel

BASIC BLACK: MOONRISE by Bob Kessel

BIJINGA (美人画) by Bob Kessel

BIJINGA (美人画): LONG HAIR by Bob Kessel

BLUE PERIOD by Bob Kessel

BLUE PERIOD: BLUES GUITAR by Bob Kessel

BULL by Bob Kessel

BULL: MIRROR by Bob Kessel

CENTRAL PARK by Bob Kessel

CENTRAL PARK: RESERVOIR JOGGERS SPRING by Bob Kessel

CEZANNE’S BATHERS by Bob Kessel

CEZANNE’S BATHERS: BAIGNEUSES by Bob Kessel (apres Paul Cézanne)

CHIAROSCURO by Bob Kessel

CHIAROSCURO: SIDEBOOB by Bob Kessel

 CITYSCAPES by Bob Kessel

CITYSCAPES: SKYLINE by Bob Kessel

CONTEMPLATION by Bob Kessel

CONTEMPLATION: HILLS by Bob Kessel

SHUNGA (春画) by Bob Kessel

SHUNGA (春画): COUPLING by Bob Kessel

 JAPONISME by Bob Kessel

JAPONISME: PRINT by Bob Kessel

REMBRANDT by Bob Kessel

REMBRANDT: SASKIA by Bob Kessel

THE KISS by Bob Kessel

THE KISS: CINEMA by Bob Kessel

 INTERIORS by Bob Kessel

INTERIORS: iMAC by Bob Kessel

  NUE COUCHÉE by Bob Kessel

NUE COUCHÉE: ANGLED by Bob Kessel

KIMONO by Bob Kessel

(着物) KIMONO: LADY MURASAKI by Bob Kessel

 BADENDE FRAUEN by Bob Kessel

BADENDE FRAUEN: AM MEER by Bob Kessel

 MASTERS by Bob Kessel

MASTERS: MATISSE (Chapele du Rosaire) by Bob Kessel

SOUTHWEST by Bob Kessel

SOUTHWEST: PINK MESA by Bob Kessel

TAHITI by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: FOREST POND by Bob Kessel

WOOD NYMPHS by Bob Kessel

WOOD NYMPHS: HYLAS by Bob Kessel

 DIVISIONISM by Bob Kessel

DIVISIONISM: GULF by Bob Kessel

 BARBIZON by Bob Kessel

BARBIZON: SOWER (after Millet) by Bob Kessel

FLOWERS by Bob Kessel

FLOWERS: WHITE FLOWERS by Bob Kessel

IGNUDI by Bob Kessel

IGNUDI: TORSO (after Michelangelo) by Bob Kessel

LIFE’S A BEACH by Bob Kessel

LIFE’S A BEACH: SUNHAT by Bob Kessel

HARLEQUINS by Bob Kessel

HARLEQUINS: ABSINTHE by Bob Kessel

POOL by Bob Kessel

POOL: DIVE by Bob Kessel

SUPER ART by Bob Kessel

SUPER ART: IN BRIEF by Bob Kessel

 PLEIN AIR by Bob Kessel

PLEIN AIR: COUNTRY ROAD by Bob Kessel

PICASSO IN PARIS by Bob Kessel

PICASSO IN PARIS: REPAS FRUGAL by Bob Kessel

FUTURE by Bob Kessel

FUTURE: CAPTAIN FUTURE by Bob Kessel

 READING by Bob Kessel

READING: MADCHEN by Bob Kessel

KAIJU (怪獣) by Bob Kessel

KAIJU (怪獣) : DECO GHIDRAH by Bob Kessel

GIRLY MAGS by Bob Kessel

GIRLY MAGS: CROUCH by Bob Kessel

VAN GOGH by Bob Kessel

VAN GOGH: THE ROAD TO TARASCON by Bob Kessel

CUTOUTS by Bob Kessel

CUTOUTS: ZULMA by Bob Kessel

KAWAII (かわいい) by Bob Kessel

KAWAII (かわいい) : DIE TOTE MUTTER (LEGO) by Bob Kessel

SILVER SCREEN SIRENS by Bob Kessel

SILVER SCREEN SIRENS: MARILYN MONROE by Bob Kessel

SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME by Bob Kessel

SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME: COTE DE GROUETTES by Bob Kessel

THE NUDE by Bob Kessel

THE NUDE: JULIAN’S GIRL by Bob Kessel

VENEER VERMEER by Bob Kessel

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VENEER VERMEER: PEARL EARRING by Bob Kessel

MUSCLE BEACH by Bob Kessel

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MUSCLE BEACH: MICKEY MOUSE EARS by Bob Kessel

UKIYOE (浮世絵) by Bob Kessel

UKIYOE (浮世絵) : RAPIDS by Bob Kessel

FUTURISMO by Bob Kessel

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FUTURISM: FUTURE PAST by Bob Kessel

BLACK VELVET by Bob Kessel

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BLACK VELVET: ELVIS by Bob Kessel

 TREESCAPES by Bob Kessel

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TREESCAPES: MEZZO by Bob Kessel

POP UNINTENTIONAL by Bob Kessel


POP UNINTENTIONAL: GODHEAD by Bob Kessel

100 VIEWS by Bob Kessel

100 VIEWS: FUJI FOG by Bob Kessel

MYTHOLOGY by Bob Kessel

MYTHOLOGY: NARCISSUS by Bob Kessel

 BAROQUE by Bob Kessel

BAROQUE: PRODIGAL SON by Bob Kessel (after Rembrandt)

WOODSCAPES by Bob Kessel

WOODSCAPES: SUNSET by Bob Kessel

PULP by Bob Kessel

PULP: SMOKE ‘EM by Bob Kessel

 CEZANNE’S FRUITS by Bob Kessel

CEZANNE’S FRUITS: SIX ET CINQ FRUITS by Bob Kessel (apres Paul Cézanne)

 GOING FOR BRUCKE by Bob Kessel

BRUCKE: DRESDEN STRASSE by Bob Kessel

 BIBLE PAINTINGS by Bob Kessel


BIBLE PAINTINGS: DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN by Bob Kessel (after Peter Paul Rubens)

KLIMT VERKLEMPT by Bob Kessel

KLIMT VERKLEMPT: GOLDFISH by Bob Kessel

NEWPORT NAUTICALS by Bob Kessel

NEWPORT NAUTICALS: MARINA by Bob Kessel

 HORSING AROUND by Bob Kessel

HORSING AROUND: DREI BLAUE PFERDE by Bob Kessel

MINOTAUR by Bob Kessel

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MINOTAUR: REDEYE by Bob Kessel

BON BONNARD by Bob Kessel

BONNARD: GIRL IN THE TUB by Bob Kessel

CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS by Bob Kessel

CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS: CONFUCIUS print by Bob Kessel

GA GA FOR DEGAS by Bob Kessel

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GA GA FOR DEGAS: ORANGE BATHER by Bob Kessel apres Degas

LEMONS by Bob Kessel

“When life gives you lemons,
make lemon still lifes.”
-Bob Kessel

LEMONS: LEMON RIND by Bob Kessel

WEIBLICHER AKT by Bob Kessel

WEIBLICHER AKT: GRUEN STRUMPFEN by Bob Kessel

HIGH & LOW by Bob Kessel

HIGH & LOW: DOGS PLAYING POKER by Bob Kessel

MENKO (めんこ, 面子) by Bob Kessel

MENKO (めんこ, 面子)  : SCI FI by Bob Kessel

ART OVER DECOR by Bob Kessel

ART OVER DECOR: WHITE CHAIR by Bob Kessel

HENTAI by Bob Kessel

HENTAI: GIRLS RUB by Bob Kessel

WATERFALLS by Bob Kessel

WATERFALLS: HOKUSAI by Bob Kessel

 LIGHTPLAY by Bob Kessel

LIGHTPLAY: DOORWAY by Bob Kessel

 BELLE EPOQUE by Bob Kessel

BELLE EPOQUE: PICKING FLOWERS by Bob Kessel

LIEGENDER by Bob Kessel

LIEGENDER: GREEN PILLOW by Bob Kessel

RECONSTRUCTING ROY by Bob Kessel

RECONSTRUCTING ROY: FUGHETABOUTIT! by Bob Kessel

GRAYSCAPES by Bob Kessel

GRAYSCAPES: MT & FOG by Bob Kessel

PUNCH! by Bob Kessel

PUNCH!: WALLOP! by Bob Kessel

SERAGLIO by Bob Kessel

SERAGLIO: NOIR ET ROUGE by Bob Kessel

LOVERS by Bob Kessel

LOVERS: ENTWINED by Bob Kessel

FUJI TWICE by Bob Kessel

If you don’t climb Mt Fuji once in your life, you are a fool.
If you climb it twice, you are a fool.
– Old Japanese Proverb

 

Print by Bob Kessel from the art series “FUJI TWICE”

PAUL GAUGUIN by Bob Kessel

TAHITIANS APRES GAUGUIN by Bob Kessel

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VAN GOGH BY GAUGUIN by Bob Kessel

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“I close my eyes so I can see.”
– Paul Gauguin

Bob Kessel has created an art series based on Paul Gauguin.
The “GAUGUIN” series can be purchased as signed and numbered limited edition fine art prints and originals. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, born June 7,  1848 was a leading Post-Impressionist painter. His bold experimentation with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential proponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.

Like his friend Vincent Van Gogh, with whom in 1888 he spent nine weeks painting in Arles, Paul Gauguin experienced bouts of depression and at one time attempted suicide. Disappointed with Impressionism, he felt that traditional European painting had become too imitative and lacked symbolic depth. By contrast, the art of Africa and Asia seemed to him full of mystic symbolism and vigour. There was a vogue in Europe at the time for the art of other cultures, especially that of Japan (Japonism).

Japonism, or Japonisme, the original French term, which is also used in English, is a term for the influence of the arts of Japan on those of the West. The word was first used by Jules Claretie in his book L’Art Francais en 1872 published in that year. Works arising from the direct transfer of principles of Japanese art on Western, especially by French artists, are called japonesque.

From the 1860s, ukiyo-e, Japanese wood-block prints, became a source of inspiration for many European impressionist painters in France and the rest of the West, and eventually for Art Nouveau and Cubism. Artists were especially affected by the lack of perspective and shadow, the flat areas of strong colour, the compositional freedom in placing the subject off-centre, with mostly low diagonal axes to the background.

Under the influence of folk art and Japanese prints, Gauguin evolved towards Cloisonnism, a style given its name by the critic Édouard Dujardin in response to Emile Bernard’s cloisonne enamelling technique. Gauguin was very appreciative of Bernard’s art and of his daring with the employment of a style which suited Gauguin in his quest to express the essence of the objects in his art. In The Yellow Christ (1889), often cited as a quintessential Cloisonnist work, the image was reduced to areas of pure colour separated by heavy black outlines. In such works Gauguin paid little attention to classical perspective and boldly eliminated subtle gradations of colour, thereby dispensing with the two most characteristic principles of post-Renaissance painting. His painting later evolved towards Synthetism in which neither form nor colour predominate but each has an equal role.

In 1891, Gauguin, frustrated by lack of recognition at home and financially destitute, sailed to the tropics to escape European civilization and “everything that is artificial and conventional.” (Before this he had made several attempts to find a tropical paradise where he could ‘live on fish and fruit’ and paint in his increasingly primitive style, including short stays in Martinique and as a labourer on the Panama Canal construction, however he was dismissed from his job after only two weeks). Living in Mataiea Village in Tahiti, he painted “Fatata te Miti” (“By the Sea”), “Ia Orana Maria” (Ave Maria) and other depictions of Tahitian life. He moved to Punaauia in 1897, where he created the masterpiece painting “Where Do We Come From” and then lived the rest of his life in the Marquesas Islands, returning to France only once, when he painted at Pont-Aven. His works of that period are full of quasi-religious symbolism and an exoticized view of the inhabitants of Polynesia. In Polynesia he sided with the native peoples, clashing often with the colonial authorities and with the Catholic Church. During this period he also wrote the book Avant et après (before and after), a fragmented collection of observations about life in Polynesia, memories from his life and comments on literature and paintings. In 1903, due to a problem with the church and the government, he was sentenced to three months in prison, and charged a fine. At that time he was being supported by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard. He died of syphilis before he could start the prison sentence. His body had been weakened by alcohol and a dissipated life. He was 54 years old.

RAOUL DUFY by Bob Kessel

APPLE POWERBOOK AFTER DUFY by Bob Kessel

 

“Nature, my dear sir, is only a hypothesis.”
– Raoul Dufy

 

 

Raoul Dufy, born June 3, 1877 was a French Fauvist painter. Bob Kessel has created a new art series titled “2 SQUARES” featuring featuring pictures like APPLE POWERBOOK (shown above) based on a painting by Raoul Dufy. These pictures are available as signed and numbered limited edition fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

MATISSE GOLDFISH by Bob Kessel

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has a new exhibition, Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917.

In the time between Henri Matisse’s (1869–1954) return from Morocco in 1913 and his departure for Nice in 1917, the artist produced some of the most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic works of his career—paintings that are abstracted and rigorously purged of descriptive detail, geometric and sharply composed, and dominated by shades of black and gray. Works from this period have typically been treated as unrelated to one another, as an aberration within the artist’s development, or as a response to Cubism or World War I.

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MATISSE GOLDFISH by Bob Kessel

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Bob Kessel has created an art series titled, “Something Fishy”. It features pictures based on the works of Henri Matisse like the picture “MATISSE GOLDFISH” shown above. These pictures are available as signed and numbered limited edition fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

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GOLDFISH BOWL by Bob Kessel

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FUTURISMO MATISSE GOLDFISH by Bob Kessel

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Two poster set placed side by side combines to make one large picture. Bob Kessel art inspired by the work of Henri Matisse.

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Kay with half of SOMETHING FISHY poster, which side by side create one large image.

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Bob Kessel has created an art series titled, “Something Fishy”.
It features pictures based on the works of Henri Matisse like the picture “MATISSE GOLDFISH” shown below.
These pictures are available as signed and numbered limited edition original fine art prints.
Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

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FISH RED STUDIO by Bob Kessel

Henri Matisse, born in 1869, is regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, as well as the leader of the Fauve group. Fauvism is defined as an early-20th-century movement in painting begun by a group of French artists and marked by the use of bold, often distorted forms and vivid colors. Matisse was associated with this group due to his use of vivid colors, as well as his unusual style of presenting objects. Many critics at this time called him, as well as other artists with similar styles, a disgrace for art and therefore called them ‘The Fauves’. The Fauves means ‘Wild Beasts’, a name that the artists of the group accepted with pride. The main goals of the artists in this movement were to break away from the rigid Impressionist movement, and begin using bolder colors, as well as their own interpretations of shapes. The work of Matisse is based on the principals and possibilities of ‘leaving out’. The human mind can fill in what is missing in the painting, like dimension, details and plastical forms. The Fauves expressed their feelings of joy for life and joy for art and painting. Fauvism paved the way for future styles of art, and was considered radical in the early 20th century.

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MATISSE AND HIS MODEL by Bob Kessel

See more Matisse inspired art by Bob Kessel by clicking here.

WATERFALLS by Bob Kessel

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NIKKO FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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OJI FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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SQUARE DIAMOND FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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3 DIAMOND FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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BIG TILT FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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2 SQUARE TILT FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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S SQUARES FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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2 DIAMOND FALLS by Bob Kessel from the series “2 PIECE SUITE”

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GRAY FALLS by Bob Kessel

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CHINESE POET FALLS by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE WATERFALL VIEW by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE WATERFALL by Bob Kessel

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FALLS VIEW by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E RAPIDS by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E BLUE FALLS by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E ROCK FALLS by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E WATERFALL by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPES by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE SUNSET by Bob Kessel


Bob Kessel has created a new art series titled, “WOODSCAPES” based on wood block prints. These pictures and many others are available as limited edition original fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

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WOODSCAPE WATERFALL VIEW by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE  SKY by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE SQUARE SAIL by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE WATER by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE WATERFALL by Bob Kessel

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WOODSCAPE SAILS by Bob Kessel