Frank McKelvey

Biography

The son of a painter and decorator, Frank McKelvey was born in Belfast in 1895. A poster designer, he attended the Belfast School of Art where he won the prize for figure drawing in 1912. His work was accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy as early as 1918. For the next fifty-five years he never missed a year's showing at the RHA. In 1921 he was elected a member of the Belfast Art Society. He was appointed an associate of the RHA in 1923 and in 1930 he became a full member. During his lifetime McKelvey was considered on a par with Paul Henry and J Humbert Craig. He was elected one of the first academicians of the Ulster Academy of Arts when it was founded in 1930. He died on June 30, 1974. An exhibition of his oils and watercolours was held in 1979 at The Oriel Gallery.
 
Frank  McKelvey  RHA, RUA (1895-1974)

Homestead, West of Ireland

Frank  McKelvey  RHA, RUA (1895-1974)

Irish Farmstead with Cattle

Previously Sold

 

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

A Glimpse of the Bann SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

A Sunlit Landscape, Co. Antrim SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

A Well Watered Land SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Bridget's Hens SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Bringing the Turf Home SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Bunbeg, Co. Donegal SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Cattle Grazing on the Bann River SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Cattle Resting in a Landscape SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Cottages, Co. Donegal SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Glen Bog, Co.Donegal SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Gypsy Caravans SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Hazy Day on the Lagan SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Landscape Near Newry SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Leinster SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

McKelvey's Chickens SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Picnic on the Lagan SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA, RUA (1895-1974)

River Landscape SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

The Drover SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

The Estuary SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA, RUA (1895-1974)

The Way Home SOLD

Frank  McKelvey  RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Trotting Home SOLD