Art Prints by Mike Kelley

These Duo-Tone reproductions of Mike Kelley's sketches are from an open edition.  They are printed on neutral PH (acid free), book-weight stock and are 16"x20" in size.  Currently, there are five prints available in this series. (Click on link for closer look)

"Vietnam Reflections"
56 Ford   Skull  
"It seemed but in the snap of a finger that we stepped from our '56 Fords and into the mouth of the Tiger..." Sgt.'s Ron Johnson & Bob Smialowski with skull. "D" co. 1/502nd, 101st ABN, south of Hue, July 1970
Gunner   Self-Portrait  
Spec 4 Larry Keister, Co. B 3/506 Inf. 101st ABN Div., killed in action 26 Jan. 1969 near Phan Thiet - Goodbye, Dear Friend Self Portrait Mike Kelley D. Co 1/502 INF Div101st ABN DIV (AMBL) 20 miles southwest of Hue, Vietnam, Spring 1970

These prints can be ordered directly from Mike kelley at: Vietnam War Art 2140 36th Street, Sacramento, California 95817 (916) 455-1946 or E-Mail  Price: $15.00 signed, or$5.00 unsigned. Shipping & handling cost are $4.00 per order, tubed (or $5.00 per order, flat), regardless of the number of prints ordered (i.e., $4.00 total whether you order one print or fifty!). Make checks payable to Michael Kelley.

Michael Kelley-Biographical Information as of January 1998


  Member, Vietnam Veterans Arts Group (VVAG), '81-present. Member Healing the Wounds touring art show, '86-'90. Associate Member, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission, '84-'91. 3rd Place, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial design competition, '85. EXTRACTION FROM A HOT LZ, CVVMC's official poster, raised appx. $100,000. Numerous drawings and painings in the collection of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 S Indiana St, Chicago, IL. Three paintings, TIME/LIFE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE series, CONTAGION OF WAR Vol. Three pieces in Vietnam-Reflexes and Reflections-The National Vietnam Veterans Arts Museum, Eve Sinaiko, ed., Abrams Books, NY 1998. Contributor, Bernie Edelman's DEAR AMERICA: LETTERS HOME FROM VIETNAM, and Bill Couturie's documentary film of same title. Contributor, MEMORIAL-Letters From American Soldiers (Couturie/Edelman, producers, Academy Award nomination as Best Documentary Short, '92). Contributor, VH-1šs Music and Vietna-1968, Œ98. Illustrated the oral history, PARALLELS, (Hansen, Madden & Owens, Aldine De Gruyter, Publisher, '92). Acknowledgments: WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...AND YOUNG, Joe Galloway & Hal Moore, Random House, '92; MOST HALLOWED GROUND, Rodney Anderson, Andersonville Publishing, '92; IN THE COMBAT ZONE, Robin Neillands, Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1997. Vietnam-Reflexes and Reflections, Abrams Books, NY 1998. Websteršs New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War, Marc Leepson, ed., Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1999.


  THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE Art Show, the Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NY, Nov '81; OH SAY CAN YOU SEE, New York VN Vets Memorial, Albany, NY, '85. VVAG's, REFLEXES AND REFLECTIONS, touring nationally, '81- present. HEALING THE WOUNDS, toured CA, 86-'90. FROM DEVASTATION TO CREATION, the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, '92. DOG TAGS, the Coach House Gallery, Sydney Australia, '92. STARS AND STRIPES (FTA), South Bay Contemp. Museum of Art II, Long Beach, Ca, May '94. TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE FALL, UC, Davis, Apr 95. The Nixon Library, Nov97-Jan98. Drawings, paintings and prints held in private and military museum collections throughout the US, Australia, France, Canada and Vietnam.


  A Practical Index to the Property Taxes Law Guide, Sacramento County, 1994-1998; Delta Raiders Ambushed Near Firebase Bastogne, VIETNAM Magazine, June 1999; Vietnam Military Lore - WHERE WE WERE, an encyclopedia of the military installations and firebases of the American War in Vietnam scheduled for publication, Œ99, Bows & Sons, Hanover MA.


  BA in Art w/Honors, Sacramento State College, Jan '69. Studied with Jack Ogden, Robert Else, James Nutt. MFA program, '71.

Current Employment:

  Senior Appraiser, Sacramento County Assessor's Office, Oct '71-present, Chief, Assessment Standards, Oil & Gas mineral rights specialty. Established VIETNAM WAR ART, 1978.


  Born 4 Dec '46, Van Nuys, CA, 2nd son of career Army Officer & former RCAF WAF, both WWII vets. Lived throughout US, Canada, Japan ('56-'57), and Germany ('49-'52 & '59-'61). Reside Sacramento, Ca, '61-present. Married, two children, one cat, one dog.

Military Service:

  Drafted 10 Jun 69; Basic & AIT, Ft. Ord, CA. Vietnam, 10 Nov '69 to 23 Sep '70. WIA 16 Sep '70, with Co. D, 1st/502d Infantry, 101st ABN Div. Medevaced Japan, 23 Sep '70, Letterman Gen. Hosp., San Francisco 9 Oct '70-19 May '71. Retired for Disability, Sgt. E-5. Awards: Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, ARCOM, NDSM, VN Service Medal (4 serv. stars), VN Campaign, VN Cross of Gallantry w/palm & VN Civil Actions unit citations.

101st Infantry Division--FIRST STRIKE!

Mike Kelley, The Author

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