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James Kelly

 (1913 - 2003)
James Kelly was active/lived in New York.  James Kelly is known for abstract expressionist painting, lithography.

James Kelly

Post-World War II California artist, James Kelly was an abstract-expressionist painter who wrote that "Before the War, I wanted to get away from realistic work but I couldn't figure out how. . . . Picasso's 'Girl Before the Mirror' was the "key to opening the door" (Herskovic 182) to his future career.

James Kelly was born and raised in Pennsylvania; he attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, 1937 and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1938. Kelly also attended the Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania, 1941, and the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1951-1954.  He taught at the University of California, Berkeley during the summer of 1957.

Among his awards were the Ford Foundati  ...  Displaying 750 of 2364 characters.

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About  James Kelly

Born:  1913 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   2003 - New York, New York
Known for:  abstract expressionist painting, lithography