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Harry Neely is a native Carolinian with a long family history of musicians and artists. At fourteen he began training with a Paris trained artist. He graduated with a BS from NC State University and entered the U.S. Army. During college and afterwards he studied with master artists in the U.S. and Italy. Today Harry lives, paints, and teaches full time in the Pinehurst, NC area. His paintings hang in private and corporate collections in the United States, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe. He has held five one man shows. The latest show in 2015. His paintings have been awarded by art critics, artists and museum curators. He is known by his patrons for his still life paintings. Harry’s paintings are influenced by the American artists of the 1800-1900’s, the great century of American art. His paintings show the same ethos and heritage. His studio, Studio 590, is located in the Design Market in Aberdeen, NC. He is a favored art instructor. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America and participates in plein air events on the East Coast. Harry’s paintings can be found at the Exchange Street Gallery in Aberdeen, NC, the Design Mart, Aberdeen, NC the Campbell House Gallery in Southern Pines, NC, and periodically at other galleries. For a current list of galleries please visit; www.HLNeely.com.
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It is an assuring feeling to me when I see the flag displayed on homes. I have lived through a number of conflicts. My Father was on the list for Normandy and my Father-in-law was in the Battle of the Bulge, and returned. I lost classmates in Vietnam and friends in Afghanistan. I understand that together we are all patriots in some way. So I call this painting "Together."