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JD Kelly

JD Kelly

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John David Kelley (1826-1959)

The Pioneer Canada 1797

14 x 17"

Oil on board

John David Kelly, a gifted painter and illustrator, is best known for his meticulously researched paintings depicting important events in Canada's history. Many of Kelly's paintings and sketches were commissioned for reproduction and were widely distributed. The artist was born at Gore's Landing in 1862 and grew up in Percy Township. He graduated from the Ontario School of Art in 1882, contributed to the noted calendars of the Toronto Art League, and was active in the Graphics Arts Club and the Ontario Society of Artists. Kelly's historical painting is represented in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.  There is a heritage plaque installed in Warkworth that recognizes his life and work as a historical artist. 

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