Woodblock,lithograph, collage. Born 1947 Idaho. Has lived in Kyoto for over thrity years. Morton Levin Graphics Workshop, San Francisco; studied under Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) master, Tokuriki Tomikichiro.
Permanent Collections: The British Museum, London; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; Portland State University, Oregon; National Museum of American Art, Washington. Numerous solo exhibitions in Tokyo and New York.
Kelly constantly experiments with different media and different styles. His compositions, which are usually large, have depicted images of beautiful ceramics to koi, (Japanese carp) to self portraits. His latest prints are combination of cement block, lithography or woodblock, and handcolouring. Most of his lithographs have woodblock colour plates on them, and many of his woodblocks include some lithography. He focuses on collage techniques to apply antique Japanese paper, gold leaf, and all manner of fibres to his compositions.
Title: China Moon - SOLD OUT
Medium: Oil on Nepalese paper, bamboo mat and wood