Born in Detroit, Edward Kennedy earned his BS Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. While there, he took several classes in life and basic drawing. He supplemented his art education by studying art magazines, books and visiting museums whenever possible. It was
through an art magazine that Ed was introduced to Albert Handell and his wonderful pastel paintings. Soon after, Ed purchased his first set of pastels. Now Ed paints both in oil and pastel, although pastel remains his favorite.

Ed has attended workshops from Scott Christensen, Albert Handell, Anita Louis West, Frank Serrano, Susan Lyon, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Rob Liberace and Richard McDaniel. He considers himself fortunate to have spent the day watching Richard Schmid and Albert Handell paint together in Vermont during a workshop he attended.

Ed is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and has attained Master Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Select Awards
Great Lakes Pastel Society 2017 Member Show – Gold 1st Place
International Association of Pastel Societies 20th Juried Exhibition – Silver Award
Pastel Society of America 41st Annual Exhibition – Enduring Brilliance – Degas Pastel Society Award
International Association of Pastel Societies – 2nd Master Circle Exhibition – Honorable Mention
6th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition – Kitty Wallis Award
Richeson 75 International Pastels 2010 Competition – Finalist

Select Exhibitions
Great Lakes Pastel Society 2017 Members Show
Pastel Society of Colorado – 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibit
Pastel Painter Society of Cape Cod 2017
International Association of Pastel Societies – 28th Juried Exhibition
International Association of Pastel Societies – 24th Juried Exhibition
International Association of Pastel Societies – 21st Juried Exhibition
International Association of Pastel Societies – 20th Juried Exhibition
10th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition
9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition
International Association of Pastel Societies – 2nd Master Circle Exhibition
Pastel Society of America 41st Enduring Brilliance
Pastel Society of America 41st Enduring Brilliance – Butler Institute of American Art
7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition
Richeson 75: International Pastels 2010 Competition

Publications
Pastel Journal, February 2017 “A Life of Learning”

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