John Kenyon: 1927-2020
John Kenyon was a painter, writer, architect, teacher, and city planner renowned for his lovingly detailed portraits of Bay Area life and landscape. In his own words: "Growing up in a Lancashire milltown surrounded by stone-built moorland farms has strongly influenced my choice of subject. I find suburbia unpaintable, so I have sought out gutsy images such as old boatyards, industrial dereliction and remote pre-modern rivers and harbors.As there are less and less of these around, I occasionally take refuge in fantasy, enlivening serene Lake Merritt for instance, with a sinking ocean liner and a surprised Tyrannosaurus Rex."
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