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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.

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Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG 5571

Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, 1920
NPG 5571

Sir (Edward) Guy Dawber, by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG 6900

Sir (Edward) Guy Dawber

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, 1927
NPG 6900

Montague Rhodes James, by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG 5285

Montague Rhodes James

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, circa 1936
On display at British Academy, London
NPG 5285

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG 4962

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, circa 1938
NPG 4962

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG 5287

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, 1940
On display at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
NPG 5287

King George VI, by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG 5286

King George VI

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, circa 1941
NPG 5286

Ralph Vaughan Williams, by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG 4829

Ralph Vaughan Williams

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, 1958-1961
NPG 4829

Néac Sami, probably by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG x132204

Néac Sami

probably by Sir Gerald Kelly
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132204

Néac Sami, probably by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG x132210

Néac Sami

probably by Sir Gerald Kelly
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132210

Néac Sami, probably by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG x132213

Néac Sami

probably by Sir Gerald Kelly
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132213

Néac Sami, probably by Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG x132214

Néac Sami

probably by Sir Gerald Kelly
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132214

Sir Lazarus Fletcher, after Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG D36985

Sir Lazarus Fletcher

after Sir Gerald Kelly
photogravure, (1910)
NPG D36985

Charles Whibley, published by Emery Walker Ltd, after  Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG D37555

Charles Whibley

published by Emery Walker Ltd, after Sir Gerald Kelly
photographic reproduction, after 1926
NPG D37555

King George VI, after Sir Gerald Kelly - NPG D34122

King George VI

after Sir Gerald Kelly
photograph of painting, (circa 1938-1945)
NPG D34122

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Dame Caroline Harriet Haslett

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, circa 1949
NPG L217

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Néac Sami

probably by Sir Gerald Kelly
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132205

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Néac Sami

probably by Sir Gerald Kelly
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132206

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Néac Sami

probably by Sir Gerald Kelly
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132207

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