Simon Kelly, PhD

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum
Simon Kelly is the curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Kelly received his BA from the University of Cambridge and his doctorate from the University of Oxford where he also taught art history. He has worked previously at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

Kelly's research interests and his extensive body of published work focus on 19th and early 20th century French art. His publications include Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye (2006) and essays in the exhibition catalogues Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883 (2007); In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet (2008); and Manet, The Man who Invented Modern Art (2011).