Artist biography

T. B. KENNINGTON 1856–1916

Painter of everyday life, with emphasis on pathos and emotion, and of portraits. Born 7 April 1856 at Great Grimsby. Studied at Liverpool School of Art, at the R.C.A. and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Original member and first Secretary of the N.E.A.C. 1886 and one of the founders of the Imperial Arts League. Exhibited at the R.A. 1880–1916, also at the R.B.A., Grosvenor Gallery, R.I. and in Paris. Died in London 10 December 1916. Father of Eric Kennington.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I