Charles Napier Kennedy

British, 1852 - 1898

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Perseus and Andromeda  by Charles Napier Kennedy
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BIOGRAPHY

Painter of portraits, genre and mythological scenes. Studied at the Slade School, and at University College under E.J. Poynter who was to influence his work. Exhibited in London between 1872-94 at the Royal Academy, SS, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and elsewhere. At first he exhibited mostly portraits and domestic scenes; he later turned to mythological and imaginative subjects, which he exhibited at the New Gallery and Grosvenor Gallery. Titles included 'Boy and Dryad', 'Neptune', 'Peace', 'Cain's First Crime', 'Brevet', 'The Fountain of Youth', 'The New Toy'. Works by Kennedy are in many provincial museums, including Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester. His wife Lucy (née Marwood) was also an artist.

Biographical source: Christopher Wood, 'The Dictionary of Victorian Painters'.

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