William Kennedy

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1859-1918. William Kennedy was born in Paisley, where he attended the Paisley School of Art. In the early 1880's he moved to Paris, and attended the Académie Julian, where he studied with artists such as Jules Bastien-Lepage.

He established a studio in Stirling and painted rural landscapes, as well as boldly-coloured depictions of Highland soldiers at Stirling Castle.

Kennedy became a prominent member of the Glasgow Boys. In 1887 he was elected president of a society formed by the group's members.

He moved to Berkshire in the 1890's and to Tangier in 1912, for health reasons.