Michael Kenny

1941–1999

Michael Kenny, 'The Astronomer' 1984
The Astronomer 1984
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Biography

Michael Kenny RA (1941 – 28 December 1999) is best known as a sculptor, but also made important reliefs and drawings as well as sculptural constructions in wood and metal.

Kenny went to Liverpool College of Art 1959–61 and on to Slade School of Fine Art 1961–64; he taught at Goldsmiths College 1966–68 and the Slade 1981–82 and was awarded RA in 1986. Kenny completed many public commissions and exhibitions including retrospectives at Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, 1984, Hansard Gallery in Southampton, 1990, and Dulwich Picture Gallery, 1994 following a residency there from 1992–93. He died on 28 December 1999. He is buried in Highgate cemetery in London.

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