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R. W. Berkeley, CBE, JP
© The Estate of Frank McKelvey. All rights reserved. DACS 2021. Photo credit: Belfast Harbour Commissioners

R. W. Berkeley, CBE, JP 1971

Frank McKelvey (1895–1974)

Belfast Harbour Commissioners
Portrait and landscape painter in oil and watercolour. Born in Belfast, he studied art at Belfast Municipal School of Art, 1912–17. Exhibited widely, including RHA, Fine Art Society, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts as well as in New York, Brussels and Belfast. His work is in several collections in Ireland, America and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Lived at Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. His eldest son, Frank (1925–1979), who sometimes used his mother’s unmarried name Murphy, was also an artist.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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