Sir Gerald Kelly 1879 - 1972

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Study for The Incantation Ma Seyn Me: pose X

Study for The Incantation

Monte Peirino (with Monte Lasegna behind)

Monte Peirino

From Montallegro

From Montallegro


Gerald Kelly was born in London. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Studied and continued to live for some years in Paris, influenced by Whistler. Visited Burma, Spain, South Africa, America, etc. Exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, Paris (Societaire 1904), at the R.A. from 1909, and at the Grafton Galleries, Grosvenor Gallery, International Society, etc. Founder-member of the Modern Portrait Painters Society 1907, and of the National Portrait Society 1910. A.R.A. 1922, R.A. 1930; Keeper of the R.A. 1943-5; member of the Royal Fine Arts Commission 1938-43; P.R.A. 1949-54. Knighted 1945. Received many foreign distinctions. Retrospective exhibitions at the Leicester Galleries 1950 and the R.A. Diploma Gallery 1957.His work is represented in a number of public collections (see Art UK).