Felix Kelly’s romantic and surrealistic depictions of mansions, some in stages of overgrown decay, became his signature oeuvre. Writer Amanda Harling said that Kelly painted with “heartbreaking nostalgia.” In the 1960s and 1970s, Kelly painted in the Deep South, specializing in domestic architecture. His themes romanticized declining plantations along the Mississippi River, and they were painted in luminous tones—some with an imaginary steamboat, another of Kelly’s fascinations. Upon Kelly’s death, the British newspaper The Independent said, “the mystical, evocative ambiance which he bestowed upon these houses was enormously appealing.Author: Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
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