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Sculptor of wildlife in action who was born in Westmorland. He attended the Royal Academy Schools from 1961, also studying anatomy at the Royal Veterinary College. Kenworthy used a Schools Gold Medal Travelling Scholarship to make an initial visit to Africa. Further annual trips there followed to further his knowledge of the continent’s wildlife. In 1977 he visited Nepal and Afghanistan. Kenworthy early on began to take part in group and solo shows, including the RA Summer Exhibition. His notable sculptures included a memorial for the writer Ernest Hemingway’s burial place in Ketchum, Idaho, America; and The Leopard, 1985, commissioned by the property developer Wates for 20 Cannon Street. It is depicted and described in Philip Ward-Jackson’s Public Sculpture of the City of London.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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