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Farrell Kellum was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1947. After serving two years in the military, Kellum attended the University of Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1977. Following graduation, Kellum became fascinated with architecture due to its complicated structure and discipline. As he began this newfound passion, Kellum came to the realization that architecture was dominated by math, detracting from his passion for drawing. This realization caused Kellum to make illustration the focal point of his work.
As he began his new artistic journey, Kellum encountered the works of Isamu Noguchi and Sam Gilliam who we major influences on his work greatly. Buddhism and Taoism are the other influential forces in Kellum’s life and art.
Kellum’s work has been represented in various galleries, including the University of Pennsylvania, the Sande Webster Gallery, the Art Jazz Gallery, and in an exhibition curated by Design Philadelphia. He has also been included in many prominent group exhibitions, including the Delaware Contemporary and Woodmere Art Museum. Kellum is currently based in Philadelphia, PA.