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Leo Kenney (1925 - 2001)


Leo Kenney - Formation IV New Center, 1966
"Formation IV - New Center", 1966
Oil on masonite, 16 x 16

Leo Kenney - Demon, 1965
"Demon", 1965
Oil on canvas, 10 x 8

Leo Kenney - Summer Structure, 1965
"Summer Structure", 1965
Oil on masonite, 12 x 9

Leo Kenney - Seed and Beyond IV, 1968
"Seed and Beyond IV", 1968
23 x 23

A seminal figure in the second generation of Northwest School artists, Leo Kenney was, like many of his contemporaries, largely self-taught. He was set apart from his peers, however, by his prodigious rise to notoriety with a solo exhibition at the age of nineteen -- far younger than even the most well-recognized artists of the period. By the following year, Kenney's work was to be found in the permanent collection of the Seattle Art Museum, and was being exhibited at galleries and museums from Los Angeles to New York.