John Kelly Fitzpatrick

John Kelly Fitzpatrick (1888-1953) was an artist and educator who painted rural central Alabama during the 1920s and through the Great Depression, creating art for and earning money through New Deal arts programs. His style was influenced during previous travels in Europe by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters such as Cézanne, Matisse, and Van Gogh. He was a co-founder of the Dixie Art Colony at Lake Jordan and was the first director of the Montgomery Museum of Art School.

Courtesy of Sally Holland