(1924 - 2009)
Kelly Pruitt was active/lived in Texas. Kelly Pruitt is known for western and Indian genre.
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Biography Kelly Pruitt
To be a cowboy was A. Kelly Pruitt's childhood dream; a dream that he realized early in his life. He started breaking horses when he was twelve and helped bring many a trailherd from Mexico across the Rio Grand at Presidio, Texas where he and his family lived during his early years.
His first paintings were done on scraps of rainbow sandstone found on the Boquillas Ranch where he worked in Arizona near the Grand Canyon. It was there that his work was discovered by a man who ran the El Tovar Hotel and Kelly's painting career was launched.
Unhampered by formal art training and the opinions of professors, he paints what he knows and loves.In the fifty years he has been painting and sculpting. His personality and popularity have
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