John Kelly Fitzpatrick (1888-1953) was an artist and educator who painted rural Central Alabama during the 1920s and through
the Great Depression. His style was influenced during his travels in Europe by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters
such as Cezanne, Matisse, and Van Gogh. He was a co-founder of the Dixie Art Colony at Lake Jordan and was the first director
of the Montgomery Museum of Art School.