Ramon Kelley

b. 1939

Ramon Kelley


Cheyenne, Wyoming


Figure-nude, portrait, genre, views


Raimon Kelly, Ramon Kelly

Earning recognition as a young artist and continuing to grow professionally, Ramon Kelley, credits Russian artist Nicolai Fechin as a major influence on his strong figural painting.  Kelley says “there is no more beautiful landscape in the world than that of the female figure” (Southwest Art 5/98).

He spent four years in the Navy and then got a scholarship to the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver to train as an illustrator.  But his favorite class was the life-drawing class taught by Charlie Dye, one of the founders of the Cowboy Artists of America.  After the birth of his first child, he went to work as a catalog illustrator but continued painting at night.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

Ramon Kelley – Brass and Roses
Ramon Kelley
(b. 1939)

Brass and Roses

oil on canvas
11.5 x 17.5 inches
Sold for: $2,400