J.D. Kelly 1862-1958

John David Kelly, a gifted painter and illustrator, is best known for his meticulously researched paintings depicting important events in Canada's history. Many of Kelly's paintings and sketches were commissioned for reproduction and were widely distributed. The artist was born at Gore's Landing in 1862 and grew up in Percy Township. He graduated from the Ontario School of Art in 1882, contributed to the noted calendars of the Toronto Art League, and was active in the Graphic Arts Club and the Ontario Society of Artists. Kelly's historical painting is represented in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.


In Percy Township Centennial Park, Mill Street and Old Hastings Road, Warkworth

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Northumberland

Municipality: Municipality of Trent Hills