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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

KELLY, Annie Elizabeth CBE née Abbott 1877–1946

KELLY, Annie Elizabeth CBE née Abbott 1877–1946

Canterbury painter noted for portraits. Born Christchurch: studied at Canterbury College School of Art under Elliott and also under Van der Velden. As Miss A. E. Abbot exhibited with CSA 1899–1900, 1904–08. Went to Europe to study probably 1901–03. Exhibited in International Ex Chch 1906–07. Married painter C. F. Kelly 1908 and exhibited with CSA as A. Elizabeth Kelly. The painter W. S. Wauchop remembered her as “a tall picturesque woman with a warm hearted nature and a natural dignity.” Exhibited overseas with Paris Salon, RA, Royal Scottish Academy: won silver medal at Paris Salon 1934. Work included Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: major New Zealand art galleries, Waikato Art Museum, Hocken.