PAINTINGS

Kendall experimented with several techniques before selecting oil on canvas as his medium. Some of his early paintings on canvas were done using oil and tempera emulsion while otheres were painted on cradled wooden panels. Although portraits were his primary subject matter, he also painted still lifes, stage and costume designs. This is a selection of works painted over a period of 50 years.

Lew Costa, 1945
Lew Costa, 1945

oil on tempera emulsion on canvas (framed) inscribed, signed and dated ‘Lew Costa / Kenneth Kendall / 1945’ (lower right) 14" x 12"

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Johnny Bogden, 1944
Johnny Bogden, 1944

oil on canvas inscribed, signed and dated ‘To / Johnny Bogden / Kenneth Kendall / June 25 1944’ (lower center) 24 x 20in Exhibited: 8th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Los Angeles County Museum, 1947

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Self-portrait at 23, 1945
Self-portrait at 23, 1945

oil on tempera emulsion on canvas signed, inscribed and dated ‘Kenneth Kendall / (aetat 23) / Jan. 29, 1945’ (center right) 24” x 20”

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Bob Mitchum, 1945
Bob Mitchum, 1945

oil on canvas inscribed, signed and dated ‘Bob Mitchum / AET.27 / Kenneth Kendall / Fri. Mar 9, 1945’ (upper left) 30" x 24 ¾"

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Bill Suiter, 1951
Bill Suiter, 1951

oil on canvas (stand oil – congo-copal medium painted on tempera priming) inscribed, signed and dated ‘Bill Suiter / Kenneth Kendall / 1951’ (lower left) and inscribed and dated (on the reverse) 24” x 18"

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The Marijuana Smokers
The Marijuana Smokers

oil on heavy canvas initialed ‘KK’ (upper left) and signed (on the reverse) with a ‘K’ burned into stretcher bar and titled and inscribed on a paper label 22" x 30" Exhibited: Seventh All City Outdoor Art Festival

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Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, 1953
Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, 1953

oil on canvas signed and inscribed on the scroll (lower left) 26" x 19"

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The Late Actress Colette Jackson
The Late Actress Colette Jackson

oil on canvas intitialed ‘KK’ (upper left) and titled, signed and dated (on the reverse) 20” x 16”

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John Barrymore as Don Juan 1926
John Barrymore as Don Juan 1926

oil on canvas signed with initials ‘KK’ (lower right) and inscribed and signed verso 36” x 26”

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The Actress Rachel
The Actress Rachel

oil on heavy canvas initialed ‘KK’ (lower left) and title and signed (on the reverse) with a ‘K’ burned into stretcher bar 27 ¾" x 18 ¾" *from the vintage albumen cabinet card c.1882 of subject ‘Rachel’, Pesme Photographer Paris

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Steve Reeves as Morgan the Pirate
Steve Reeves as Morgan the Pirate

oil on canvas

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Untitled (Interior still life), 1951
Untitled (Interior still life), 1951

oil on canvas signed and dated ‘Kenneth Kendall / 1951’ (lower right) and with a ‘K’ burned into stretcher bar 30" x 25"

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