Leon Kelly is an important American Surrealist painter. He studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia where he was most influenced by his teachers Arther B Carles, and Earl Horter. He then studied in Paris at the Grande Chaumiere. He was represented by the Surrealist dealer Julian Levy in New York. He also exhibited at many major museums and at most of the important art associations annually. Late in life he taught at the PAFA. In 1999 Berry-Hill Galleries in New York held a retrospective exhibition of his work.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Sara Roby Foundation Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Newark Museum, NJ
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
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