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Art Tatum, edition 10/100 by artist Gary Kelley. Kelley earned a BA in art from the University of Northern Iowa. His early career focused on graphic design and painting, then merged into illustration in the 1970s. As an illustrator, he's won dozens of gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York, Best-In-Show in New York, and Los Angeles Illistrators' Exhibitions and inducted into the Society of Illustrators (NY) Hall of Fame 2007.

A portion of his clients included Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and Playboy Magazines. Also, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, The Santa Fe Opera, and Geffen Playhouse. He created murals of authors for Barnes and Noble Bookstores nationwide and was the official artist for the NFL, NBA, and 2002 Kentucky Derby.

Picture books are part of his illustrative collective, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, The Necklace, Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, and Macbeth for Young Readers.

Notable independent exhibitions consist of the Cincinnati Academy of Art, Philadelphia University of the Arts, Hartford Art School, Art Institute of California, The Kentucky Derby Museum, Creation Gallery in Tokyo, and the Pablo Neruda Cultural Center-Bagnolet, France. Group shows include The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Chicago Art Institute, The Museum of American Illustration New York, The McNay Art Museum – San Antonio, Mystic Seaport Museum (CT), and Librairie Nicaise in Paris.

Kelley has given lectures and seminars at the Smithsonian, Corcoran Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Art Institute of Southern California, Academy of Art, San Jose State University, Ringling School of Art, Hallmark Cards, Rhode Island School of Design, Societies of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles, The Chicago Art Institute, The Norman Rockwell Museum and the Montreuil Book Fair in Paris. He has taught and given workshops at the Illustration Academy, Syracuse University Graduate Program, The Hartford Art School, and the University of Northern Iowa.

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