Washington, John F. Kennedy Center, Irish Paintings from the Collection of Brian P. Burns, 13 - 28 May 2000, illustrated p.45
Dublin born artist Paul Kelly is almost entirely self-taught and gained his expertise through an early dedication to painting and drawing. The popularity of his art is demonstrated by numerous successful solo exhibitions at the Gorry Gallery in Dublin and The Kilarney Art Gallery in Co. Kerry and his works are regularly shown at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Kelly was awarded the James Kennedy memorial award for portraiture in 1991 and won the Ireland Fund of Great Britain’s ‘Artist of the Year’ award. The Liffey Rowers maintains the distinct, impressionist aesthetic typical of his oeuvre. The present work was painted for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, exhibition Island: Arts from Ireland in 2000.
Original canvas. The work appears in excellent overall condition.
Under ultraviolet light there seems to be no signs of retouching.
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