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John Kelly Fitzpatrick

John Kelly Fitzpatrick (1888-1953) was an artist and educator who painted rural Central Alabama during the 1920s and through the Great Depression. His style was influenced during his travels in Europe by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters such as Cezanne, Matisse, and Van Gogh. He was a co-founder of the Dixie Art Colony at Lake Jordan and was the first director of the Montgomery Museum of Art School.
Courtesy of Sally Holland