IDBURY PRINTS

BERNADETTE KELLY (French / 1933-)

The painter and printmaker Bernadette Kelly was born in Bousquet d'Orb in the Hérault. Bernadette Kelly’s intimiste paintings and prints of nudes and interiors first came to prominence with a highly successful exhibition at Le Bateau Lavoir in Paris in 1973, and Kelly's art has been in demand ever since. Her quietly mysterious and luminous art, greatly admired by Paul Delvaux, recalls that of Chardin and of Balthus. She participated in the exhibition De Bonnard à Baselitz - Dix ans d'enrichissements du cabinet des estampes, 1978-1988 at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris in 1992. François Mitterand presented one of her large paintings to the Queen of the Netherlands for her collection. Our prints by Bernadette Kelly are original colour lithographs from 1979, inspired by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. Bernadette Kelly lives and works in Paris, where she has an atelier in the Passage Saint-Sébastien.

See also:

MICHÈLE BATTUT
PAUL GUIRAMAND
ARNAUD D' HAUTERIVES
MARIETTE LYDIS
CLAUDE SERRE

Selected prints by BERNADETTE KELLY

Les Vocations, 1979
Lithograph
Spleen de Paris, 1979
Lithograph
Laquelle est la
vrai?, 1979
Lithograph

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