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Kelly, Gordon Ray, 1924-2018  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series. Series 1: Gordon Kelly papers, 1942-1988 (Box 1; 22 folders)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of portrait painter and art teacher Gordon Kelly measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1988. The collection primarily documents Kelly's brief tenure at the Art Students League and his extensive correspondence and collaboration with artist Kenneth Hayes Miller. The papers include correspondence, contracts, writings, artwork, printed material and four photographs.
Gordon Kelly papers, 1942-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Gordon Kelly (1924-2018) was a painter born in Wells County, Indiana. While a student at the Art Students League of New York, Kelly was a promising portrait painter and a protege of Kenneth Hayes Miller. Kelly also studied with Reginald Marsh. Kelly helped Miller develop his (unpublished) manuscript "The Third Dimension in Painting" and Miller supported Kelly's teaching appointment at the League. Kelly taught at the Art Students League for one year before moving back to Indiana and finally settling in Maryland.
The Gordon Kelly papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1987 by Mark Kelly, the son of Gordon Kelly.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art teachers--Indiana  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters--Indiana  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art