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Eric Kennington (1888-1960) VIEW BIOGRAPHY CLOSE BIOGRAPHY

Kennington first exhibited at the Royal Academy 1908.
At the start of World War I, Kennington enlisted with the 13th (Kensington) Battalion London Regiment. He fought on the Western Front, but was wounded and discharged as unfit in June 1915. During his convalescence, he produced “The Kensingtons at Laventie, Winter 1914”, a portrait of a group of infantrymen. When exhibited in the spring of 1916, its portrayal of exhausted soldiers caused a sensation. The painting is now in the Imperial War Museum. Kennington returned to the front in 1917 as an official war artist.
Kennington regarded himself chiefly as a sculptor, creating a number of memorials, including one to his friend T.E. Lawrence. He produced the illustrations for Lawrence’s The Seven Pillars of Wisd...

Ruins of War - Eric Kennington

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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