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John Kelly, b.1932

Letter from Napoleon1978

Letter from Napoleon is a 1978 work by John Kelly. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumWatercolour and body colour on paper
Dimensions29.2 x 46.1 cm (sight)
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.266 GL
Image Caption
John Kelly, Letter from Napoleon, 1978, Watercolour and body colour on paper, 29.2 x 46.1 cm (sight), Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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About the Artist

John Kelly 1932–2006

Irish painter and printmaker John Kelly studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Kelly represented Ireland at Cagnes-sur-Mer in 1977, where he won first prize. He went on to win the Oireachtas Waterford Glass Award in 1975, the Irish Exhibition of Living Art Carroll's Award in 1980, and the Oireachtas Douglas Hyde Gold Medal in 1992. Kelly served as director of the Graphic Studio in Dublin for over 10 years. He was also a founding member of the Black Church Print Studio. He lectured in Printmaking at the National College of Art and Design and was a Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. Kelly was elected as a member of Aosdána in 1996.
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