Michael Kenny

1941–1999

Michael Kenny, ‘The Astronomer’ 1984
The Astronomer 1984
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Michael Kenny (1941 – 28 December 1999) was a British artist. Best known as a sculptor, he also made important reliefs and drawings as well as sculptural constructions in wood and metal.

Having studied at Liverpool College of Art and then Slade School of Fine Art, Kenny taught at Slade 1970-1982 and at Goldsmiths School of Art 1983–88. He was made a Royal Academician in 1986 and 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 to 1993. He died on 28 December 1999. He is buried in Highgate cemetery in London.

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