Artist and artists’ rights proponent Chapman Kelley dead at 88

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Chapman Kelley attended the Hugo D. Pohl Art School and graduated from the oldest art school in the United States, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. A life-long fine art painter, he was never shy about praising his former art students such as Alton Bowman, Jane Goldman, James HavardBruce Kunkle, Noel Mahaffey, Ross Merrill, Tom Palmore, Roy Perkinson, Marty Ray, David Searcy, Anne Weary, Robert “Bob” Yarber and Willie Wayne Young. Alton Bowman fondly remembers, “Chapman helped many art students.”

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