Born in Mt Pleasant, MI on June 7, 1877. Kennedy studied in Paris with Henri Martin, Ernest Laurent, and Caro de Vaille. He began making trips to the West shortly after the turn of the century. While based in Chicago, he spent winters in Laguna Beach until 1925. Member: Chicago Society of Artists. Exh: Paris Salon, 1913; Palette & Chisel Club, 1914; Marshall Field's (Chicago), 1917. In: Santa Fe Railway; Mt Pleasant Public Library.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Ferdinand Perret Files; American Art Annual
1915-25; Fine Arts Journal, April 1917; Artists of the American West
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