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Kelly, Andrew Taylor (1894–unknown)

Kharen Monsho Biography

Andrew Taylor Kelly, black photographer, was born in 1894 in Texas. He had no formal training in art but worked as an apprentice in a photographic studio, where he gained first-hand experience. His best-known photographs are Reverend E. R. Carter, June Gideon, Priestly, and Sims. He exhibited at the Harmon Foundation in 1933.

T. D. Cederholm, ed., Afro-American Artists: A Bio-Bibliographical Directory (Boston Public Library, 1973).


  • Peoples
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  • Architecture
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  • Visual Arts
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Kharen Monsho, “Kelly, Andrew Taylor,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 30, 2020,

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