Niles Kelley

Mt. Rainier

oil 8x12

Niles Elmer Kelley, American landscape, seascape and portraits painter. Member Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters (life), Society Professional Graphic Artists.

Background

Kelley, Niles Elmer was born on June 15, 1916 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States. Son of Niles E. and Mabel (Severson) Kelley. Deceased 2002

Education

Student, University Washington, 1934-1938; student, Cornish Art School, 1940-1943.

Career

Illustrator, Boeing Company, Seattle, 1943-1945; free lances artist, Niles Kelley, Inc., Seattle, 1945-1950; free lance art director, Niles Kelley, Inc., Seattle, 1956-1958; creative visual director, Cole & Weber, Inc., Seattle, 1950-1956; Chairman, Board Of Directors, Western Graphics, Inc., Seattle, since 1958. Consultant art director Station KOMO-television, Seattle, 1952-1975, McCann-Erickson, Seattle, 1956-1957, Fiberboard. Products, Seattle, 1946-1950.

Instructor U. Washington, 1952-1955. Portrait artists, lanscape artists.

Membership

Member Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters (life), Society Professional Graphic Artists. Clubs: Seattle Tennis, Swedish.

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