Frances Kelly

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Frances J. Kelly
Born1908 (1908)
County Louth, Ireland
Died2002 (aged 93–94)
EducationMetropolitan School of Art, Dublin
Known forPainting
Frederick Boland (m. 1935–1982)

Frances J. Kelly (1908 – 2002) (variant name Judy Boland) was an Irish painter. Kelly studied at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, Ireland. From 1932-1935, she studied in Paris, France with the cubist painter Léopold Survage. In Ireland, she painted the murals in Tullamore Hospital, Dublin, and those at the old Russell Hotel. Kelly specialized in still lifes.

She married Irish diplomat Frederick Boland on 11 February 1935 in the Church of St. Michael, Dún Laoghaire,[1] they had five children, Jane, Mella (who married Laurence Crowley),[2] Fergal,[3] Nessa, and the poet Eavan Boland.


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  1. ^ "Irish Genealogy". Retrieved 2019-01-01.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2008-02-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)