Franklin Kelly is a historian of American and British art, with particular expertise in nineteenth-century landscape painting. He has been recently promoted to Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Art, where he was formerly Senior Curator of American and British Painting. Among his internationally acclaimed exhibitions with catalogues, are shows on Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable. In addition to the book Frederic Edwin Church and the National Landscape, Professor Kelly has written scholarly articles on Thomas Cole, Fitz Henry Lane, Jasper Cropsey, George Bellows, and related subjects. He is currently conducting research for an exhibition on Bellows' paintings, drawings, and prints.
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