(1895 - 1974)
Frank McKelvey was active/lived in Ireland. Frank McKelvey is known for landscape, figure and portrait painting.
Biography Frank McKelvey
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)
The Irish landscape artist and portrait painter Frank McKelvey was born in Belfast in 1895. Initially a poster designer, he studied drawing and painting at the Belfast School of Art where he won the Charles Brett prize for figure drawing in 1912.
His drawings from the nude also received commendation, and in 1914 he won the Fitzpatrick prize for his figure sketches. In 1917 he won the bronze in Dublin's Taylor art competition.
Frank McKelvey first attracted attention with his pictures of 'old' Belfast, and his landscape painting. In 1917, his artwork was accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy* (RHA) when he was only 23. For the next fifty-five years he showed every ye
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