(1908 - 1997)
Mattie Lou O'Kelley was active/lived in Georgia. Mattie OKelley is known for landscape-mod naive, portrait.
Biography Mattie O'Kelley
Born to a Banks County, Georgia farm family, she was the epitome of a folk artist--naive, reclusive and tied to a rural background. She grew up in a large farm family and her paintings, primarily landscapes and an occasional portrait, reflect this background. She was age 50 before she began to paint and worked on canvas in a tight style suggestive of pointillism with tapestry-like surface. Her themes are harvest, birth and death, local festivities--simple pleasures of rural life. She never married and lived alone after her mother died. Her work became highly sought after.
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