Born in Bolivar, NY on July 23, 1890. After studying at Cincinnati Art Academy, Kelly moved to southern California in the 1920s and continued her studies in Los Angeles with Ella Buchanan. She died there on Aug. 11, 1978. Exh: Sculptors Guild of So. Calif., 1923-25; Ebell Club (LA), 1924; Calif. Art Club, 1924-33; LA County Fair, 1927-33 (prizes); San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; Pacific Southwest Expo (Long Beach), 1928 (medal); Architects Bldg (LA), 1929; Long Beach AA, 1929; Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931; American Painters & Sculptors, LACMA, 1931, 1932; PAFA, 1931; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; Palos Verdes Library, 1932, 1935.
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