The Kensingtons at Laventie (1915)

Eric Kennington/ Eric Henri Kennington

United Kingdom 1888 - 1960

Sculpture, Painting

Eric Kennington
Eric Henri Kennington
Male
United Kingdom
1888

Eric Henri Kennington (12 March 1888 – 13 April 1960) was an English sculptor, artist and illustrator, and an official war artist in both World Wars. As a war artist, Kennington specialised in depictions of the daily hardships endured by soldiers and airmen. In the inter-war years he worked mostly on portraits and a number of book illustrations. The most notable of his book illustrations were for T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Kennington was also a gifted sculptor, best known for his 1926 monument, in Battersea Park, to the 24th Division, for his work on the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and for the tomb effigy of Lawrence at Wareham in Dorset.