JR Kennedy Oil on Masonite Portrait
This captivating portrait is an original oil on masonite by American painter Janet Robson Kennedy. The frame measures 44.5" high x 32.5" wide and is 1.5" deep. This is a beautiful work likely painted in the 1960's. The background is shades of blues and greens with bright red, yellow, green, blue, and metallic gold on the body of the subject. The gold accents catch the light in a really lovely way.
The subject is unknown, however in her lifetime, JR Kennedy illustrated several religious books and this portrait may be religious in nature - perhaps Joseph and his coat of many colors.
Janet Robson Kennedy (1902 - 1974, America) was an multi-disciplined artist, in addition to painting she was also a published author, illustrator and designer. She was a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. She studied at Michigan State College and Kemper Hall, Kenosha, WI where she studied, taught and worked in the studio for many years. At Chicago Art Institute and Art Students League in New York City, Mrs. Kennedy received a thorough training in basics and techniques. She has exhibited at all the prominent galleries in this country and Canada.
32.5ʺW × 1.5ʺD × 44.5ʺH