Born in Colorado on May 11, 1895. By the 1920s Kennedy had moved to southern California. After a brief career as a silent screen actor, he settled in La Jolla. While there, he appears to have been most active as a muralist. In the 1930s he moved to Florida and became one of the nation's leading magazine illustrators. Kennedy died in La Jolla, CA on July 19, 1975. Murals: U.S. Bldg & Loan Ass'n (San Diego); Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Casa Romantica (San Clemente).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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