Sunday, August 26, 2007
John Kelly was Special
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John Melville Kelly (1878-1962), a shy Irishman, arrived in Hawaii in 1923 from San Francisco.
From the 30's through the 50's he painted and made prints of the Hawaiian people. His etchings and aquatints remind me of Mary Cassatt's famous series of prints. Hers were inspired by Japanese prints and both of these artists have the same sense of elegance, fine lines and reverence toward women in subject matter.
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