Sir Gerald Kelly(1879-1972), Painter and President of the Royal Academy
Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 27 portraits
Sir Gerald Kelly was a portrait and landscape painter. Born in London, he was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, after which he studied and continued to live for some years in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, Paris (Sociétaire 1904) and at the Royal Academy from 1909. Kelly was a founder-member of the Modern Portrait Painters Society, started in 1907, and of the National Portrait Society in 1910.