J Wallace Kelly
(1894 - 1976)
J. Wallace Kelly was active/lived in Pennsylvania. J Kelly is known for outdoor, public sculpture, symbolic figure, terra cotta reliefs, teaching.
Biography J. Wallace Kelly
J. Wallace Kelly
His first years of training occurred at the progressive Public School of Industrial Art, which existed briefly from 1880 to 1916 under the direction of J. Liberty Tadd and Charles Godfrey Leland.
At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, J. Wallace Kelly studied sculpture under Charles Grafly.
After World War I, Kelly resumed his studies at the Academy, receiving two Cresson Traveling Scholarships. He received his first scholarship in 1919 that enabled him to study with sculptor Emile Antoine Bourdelle in Paris, where he also exhibited at the Salon d’Autumne in 1921.
Kelly worked with fellow Academy student, Raphael Sabatini and architect Ralph Bencker on the N.W.
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