Kelly, Ben

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Ben Kelly

1974

Ben Kelly is a young artist whose reputation has climbed steadily over the past few years.
 
Since graduating from Central Saint Martins art college, Ben Kelly has developed a recognisable style executed in a bold, expressive way.
 
His work looks at interaction within the fabric of landscape, people, “lost in thought”, “alone” or “together” moving from one place to another, presenting attractive and thought-provoking narratives.
 
The first painter since L.S. Lowry to win the substantial Football and the Fine arts Prize for the “The Final Whistle”, he then became artist in residence for one year at Manchester City Football Club, providing a body of work which was nationally acclaimed
 
He has had work exhibited at the Lowry Centre, the National Football Museum, City of Manchester Museum and Cambridge University.