Sometime this fall, if you should notice a billboard picture of a pretty young lady drinking a gloss of Hood’s Milk, it might interest you to know that the scene is the work of a South Norwood artist. The artist is Hazis Kelly, just about old enough to cast a vote, and a graduate of the Norwood high school, class of 1936.

The picture that Hood’s Milk company is using in their billboard advertising represents eight hours only of Kelly’s work which that company purchased through the Harold and Cabot Advertising Agency. Out of this came a lucrative offer, but, according to Kelly, he would prefer to freelance, and besides, the Boston School of Practical Art has given him a scholarship which means one more year of study. Next year he intends to take up that line in which he hopes to specialize, illustrating.

Helped Paint Murals

While a sophomore in high school he assisted Peter Asmanas on the murals in the St. George Syrian Church in South Norwood, During the summer months he is employed as an instructor at the Balch Playground.

When interviewed by a Free Press representative, Kelly was surrounded by a group of playground children, and he seemed to be slightly surprised by this sudden interest of the Press. When asked for protograph of himself he admitted that there was no such thing in existence. It seems he’s so busy making pictures he hasn’t time to let some photographer take one.



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