Born in Liverpool in 1941, Michael Kenny trained at Liverpool College of Art from 1959 to 1961 and at the Slade School from 1961 to 1964. Kenny is best known as a sculptor, but also made important reliefs and drawings, as well as sculptural constructions in wood and metal, employing oil paint. His first one-man show was at the Bear Lane Gallery in Oxford in 1964 and in 1978 he exhibited at Annely Juda. In 1964, he won an award Littlewoods Sculpural Design Competition and he received major awards from the Arts Council in 1975, 1977 and 1980. Kenny’s work has represented British art in many exhibitions abroad. Kenny was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1976 and Royal Academician in 1986. He died in December of 1999.