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Henry Keller

Henry George Keller was an American artist who led a generation of Ohio watercolor painters of the Cleveland School. Keller's students at the Cleveland School of Art and his Berlin Heights, Ohio summer school included Charles E. Burchfield, Paul Travis, Frank N. Wilcox. In the Leslie Family Record, by Elvesta Thomas Leslie, a first cousin of Henry, spoke of Henry Keller: "As Mortimer died young, widowhood threw Guineveer’s mother to the support of herself and her small girl, she met the heavy and double misfortune with fortitude and competency as you and your aunt Rosa met like but more tragic adversities. She hired artists to draw them. In this way she met young Keller, Guineveer, her romance. Henry made portraits for the mother. Henry Keller was educated here and in Munich, he was one of a small galaxy of local artists. He is a pioneer of the city’s higher cultural life. A harder, or mor conscientious worker can not be found, he maintains his better than average constitution, inherited from German-born parents, by regular life and exemplary habits.

He is the only noted artist who doesn’t smoke, that I heard of. Cigarettes seem the sustenance of the artistic temperament. Henry specializes in animal life and watercolor. I have one of his best, his canvasses are distinguished more for the excellence of their technique and craftsmanship than for creative genius. I found Keller a zealous devotee of his profession and outside of it, enough of a cynic to be realistic. In a word he is master of man of fine character and characteristically German, his home was a farm house owned by his father before Cleveland grew up to be a city." In 1939 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician. Works by Henry G. Keller at Cleveland Public Library

Barney White-Spunner

Lieutenant General Sir Barnabas William Benjamin "Barney" White-Spunner, is a former British Army officer, subsequently Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance and is now an author and Director of Burstock Ltd. Educated at Eton College and the University of St Andrews, Barney White-Spunner was commissioned into the Blues and Royals in 1979, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry in 1996 and in that capacity was deployed to Bosnia. In 1998, he was promoted to colonel and became Deputy Director of Defence Policy at NATO and in 2001 he took charge of Operation Essential Harvest, aimed at disarming Albanian insurgents in Macedonia, he became Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade in December 2000 and was given command of the Kabul Multinational Brigade in 2002 before becoming Chief of Joint Force Operations for the national contingent in the Middle East in 2003. By 2005 he was Chief of Staff at Land Command and in 2007 he was appointed General Officer Commanding 3rd Mechanised Division.

In February 2008 he deployed with elements of 3rd Mechanised Division to Iraq where those elements formed HQ Multinational Division. He went on to be Commander of the Field Army in 2009, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2002 and Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 2011 Birthday Honours. On 7 January 2010, White-Spunner gave evidence to the Iraq Inquiry regarding the Battle of Basra, he retired from the British Army in December 2011 and was appointed Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance and Director of the Countryside Alliance Foundation in January 2012. He retired from The Countryside Alliance in 2016, he subsequently became a Director of Burstock Ltd. White-Spunner started his literary career writing for The Field in 1992, he became editor of Baily's Hunting Directory in 1997. Publications: Baily's hunting companion, England: Baily's, 1994, OCLC 49733085 coauthored with British Field Sports Society. "The thin blue line: Britain's military contribution to the United Nations", Brassey's defence yearbook, 105, 1995, pp. 32–40, OCLC 79031832 Our countryside, England: Baily's, 1996, OCLC 38474081 co-authored with Simon Everett Great days, England: Baily's, 1997, OCLC 51743648 — Contains extracts from past editions of Baily's hunting directory.

Horse guards, London: Macmillan, 2006, OCLC 61302547 "How academia and the military can work together", Cultural heritage and the military, Suffolk & Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2011, OCLC 663952868 OCLC 817105632 "Great expectations: broadening the military role to include nation building", British generals in Blair's wars, Surrey, England: Burlington, VT, 2013, OCLC 747232667 Of Living Valour: the Story of the Soldiers of Waterloo, London: Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2015, OCLC 904549365 The Story of Indian Independence and the Creation of Pakistan in 1947, London: Simon & Schuster, 2017, OCLC 1023209355