"Mosquito on Orange Mountain" by Leon Kelly is a 14" x 8" oil on canvas surrealist painting from 1943. The painting came from the Richard Feigan Gallery and is signed "Leon Kelly" in the lower right. It has also been signed, titled, and dated on
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Leon Kelly, Mosquito on Orange Mountain, Oil on Canvas, 1943

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"Mosquito on Orange Mountain" by Leon Kelly is a 14" x 8" oil on canvas surrealist painting from 1943. The painting came from the Richard Feigan Gallery and is signed "Leon Kelly" in the lower right. It has also been signed, titled, and dated on verso. Additional shipping options and quotes by the seller directly are available upon request. Leon Kelly (1901 - 1982), studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Awarded a traveling scholarship from that institution in 1924, he studied in Paris, France at the Grande Chaumiere. Essentially a Surrealist painter, Kelly did wide-ranging work that went from painterly to meticulous Surrealism, Cezanne-inspired watercolors, and Cubist painting. In the 1940s, Julian Levy, the Surrealist dealer, handled Kelly's work in New York City. Kelly also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art Annuals (1933-34, 1939-46, 1966); Corcoran Gallery Biennials, Washington, D.C. (three times from 1935-47); Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; had a 1965 retrospective exhibition at the International Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland; Long Beach, New Jersey (1968); Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (1968, 1970); Newark Museum, New Jersey (1969); and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Kelly's paintings are in the collections of three New York city museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; and Museum of Modern Art; as well as Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; Sara Roby Foundation Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska; Newark Museum, New Jersey; and the Tel Aviv Museum, Israel.

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  • Condition Details
    The painting is in good and original condition, it has been cleaned and varnished.
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  • Dimensions
    H 22 in. x W 16 in. x D 1.5 in.H 55.88 cm x W 40.64 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Doylestown, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU106333762971
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