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Sir Gerald Festus Kelly (1879-1972)

Painter in oil of portraits and landscapes. Born in London, he was educated at Cambridge University, later living and studying art in Paris. Whistler was an early influence. Kelly was an enthusiastic traveler, visiting among other countries Spain, America, South Africa and Burma, where he painted some of his most characteristic and charming figure studies. He became known as a sound academic painter of attractive children and elegant women. His sitters included Somerset Maugham, whom he painted several times, and he undertook numerous state portraits. Kelly is represented in many public collections, including the Tate Gallery, which holds seven works. He had retrospective exhibitions at the Leicester Galleries in 1950 and in 1957 at the RA. He was elected RA in 1930, was the Academy's keeper 1943-45 and President, 1949-54. Kelly held a number of official positions, such as his membership of the Royal Fine Arts Commission, 1938-43, and w

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Calais, 1906
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Calais, 1906  For sale
£2950
Still Life with Anenomes, circa 1930
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Still Life with Anenomes, circa 1930  For sale
£13200
The Oval, circa 1905
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
The Oval, circa 1905  For sale
£3900
Girl, (Market) Tanngdivingyi, 25th...
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Girl, (Market) Tanngdivingyi, 25th...  For sale
£800
Palace Mandalay, 1909
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Palace Mandalay, 1909  For sale
£3850
Neac Thul V
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Neac Thul V  For sale
£13200
Ma Seyne Me Pose, circa 1909
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Ma Seyne Me Pose, circa 1909  For sale
£12650
Nan Twin Ah Phyo Taw Yein
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Nan Twin Ah Phyo Taw Yein  For sale 
Studio portrait with  a pink...
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Studio portrait with a pink...  Sold 
Sweet Williams, circa 1940
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Sweet Williams, circa 1940  Sold 
Seated nude
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Seated nude  Sold 
Dancer, circa 1908
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Dancer, circa 1908  Sold 
Moulmein
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Moulmein  Sold 
Pagoda Festival, 23rd Feb 1909
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Pagoda Festival, 23rd Feb 1909  Sold 
Sibyl Meugens 1903
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Sibyl Meugens 1903  Sold 
Portrait of Jane XIX
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Portrait of Jane XIX  Sold 
River Bank Pakokku, 9 February 1909
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
River Bank Pakokku, 9 February 1909  Sold 
Another Yein, 1909
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Another Yein, 1909  Sold 
Street scene: possibly the...
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Street scene: possibly the...  Sold 
Ma Si Gyaw, pose III, circa 1909
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Ma Si Gyaw, pose III, circa 1909  Sold 
Mandalay Moat XIII, circa 1908
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Mandalay Moat XIII, circa 1908  Sold 
Mandalay Moat IX, circa 1908
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Mandalay Moat IX, circa 1908  Sold 
Ma Si Gyaw, Pose II, January 1920
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
Ma Si Gyaw, Pose II, January 1920  Sold 
The Tour St. Jacques, Paris, circa 1901
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
The Tour St. Jacques, Paris, circa 1901  Sold