Eric Henri Kennington ARA
Born 12 March 1888
Died 13 April 1960
Active: 1909 - 1959
Country of birth and death: Great Britain
Sculptor, painter, watercolourist, worked in pastel
Born in Liverpool. Died at 16 Bath Road, Reading, Berks. Father was Thomas Benjamin Kennington portraitist and founder member of the New English Art Club 1886.
Wealth at death: £23,106 1s. 4d.
Probate date: 6 December 1960
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Made Photograph of Memorial erected to the 24th Division in Battersea Park
Original work created by Kennington, photographer unknown
1933 - 1934
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Sculpture and Other Works by Eric H. Kennington (Leicester Galleries), 1924
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1920 - 1960
Exhibited in 1920 and 1921, then annually between 1951 and 1960 (plus work shown posthumously in 1961).
Exhibited at Palace of Arts Empire Exhibition Scotland, 1938
Personal and Professional Connections
Assisted by (Herbert) Barry Hart
According to an article in 'The Times' of 10 July 1928 Hart assisted Kennington with the carving of the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France, unveiled 22 July 1928
Collaborated with Edgar Allan Howes
According to an article in 'The Times' of 10 July 1928 Howes contributed the decorative carvings on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France, unveiled 22 July 1928
Catalogue of the Exhibitions 1) Sculpture and other works by Eric H. Kennington, 2) Paintings and Water-colours by the Late T.Austen Brown (1857-1924), 3) Paintings and watercolours by Lucien Pissarro
Ernest Brown & Phillips Ltd., The Leicester Galleries. An index of 1422 catalogues of exhibitions of European Modern Art and 20th Century British Art, held between 1902 and 1977
http://www.ernestbrownandphillips.ltd.uk/Static/general.html (accessed 1 November 2010)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Julian Freeman, 'Kennington, Eric Henri (1888-1960)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/34286, accessed 17 July 2009]
The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
The Times, Tuesday, Jul 10, 1928; pg. 15; Issue 44941; col D British Memorial To Missing. Aisne-Marne Battles Of 1918. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.). Category: News
Citing this record
'Eric Henri Kennington ARA', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib2_1205868415, accessed 23 May 2013]