Lot 40
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Felix Kelly

3,000 - 5,000 GBP
7,500 GBP
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  • Felix Kelly
  • Durham Cottage
  • signed and dated 54
  • oil on board

Catalogue Note

Felix Kelly was born in New Zealand, moving to London in 1935, where he worked as a graphic artist for an advertising agency, before enlisting in the RAF during the Second World War. He began painting seriously whilst in the RAF, and the Lefevre gallery gave him his first solo show in 1943, with further success to follow over the coming years, with a number of commissions, as well as stage designs and book illustrations. Kelly also had a number of exhibitions at the Leicester Galleries in London in the years preceding the present work, and it is possible Vivien first encountered his work there, before commissioning this painting of Durham Cottage.