As featured in the smithsonian

american art museum

Leon - Smithsonian.jpg
Untitled. 1995, mixed media on bedsheet
 

artwork.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Oakland Public Library

Main Branch
125 14th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
On View until 2/29/2020
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Art of the African Diaspora
Main and West Galleries
January 14 - March 13, 2020
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Live Painting Sessions

Leon will be completing a 3-part series that will be put on

permanent display, at the Oakland Public Library.

Witness his artistic process!

SUNDAY

january 12

Oakland Public Library. Main Branch.
125 14th St.Oakland, CA 94612. 3pm.

tuesday

january 14

Oakland Public Library. West Branch.
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607. 5pm.

saturday

january 18

Oakland Public Library. 81st Ave Branch.
1021 81st Ave, Oakland, CA 94621. 2pm.

 Exhibitions

Leon Kennedy is proud to announce his return to Oakland City Hall. In April 2020 Leon Kennedy will have a display in city hall outside Mayor Schaff's office. This will be a 20 year anniversary celebration of a show Mr. Kennedy had there in 2000. 

81st Avenue Branch
1021 81st Avenue
Oakland, CA 94621

On View Throughout Building

Ongoing
Main Branch
125 14th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
On View until 2/29/2020
Art of the African Diaspora
Main and West Galleries
January 14 - March 13, 2020
LEON - Bedsheet copy.jpg
Village Theater Art Gallery
Danville, CA
January 16 - February 29, 2020
Screenshot_2020-01-12_Portraits_of_Oakla
February 3 - 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8th from 6-8pm

Featuring PORTRAITS OF OAKLAND, CHINATOWN. Leon Kennedy will display commissioned portraits of members of Chinatown including Councilwoman Nikki Fortunato Bas.

Live Painting Sessions

These sessions have concluded. Thank you everyone who came to see Leon display his gift from god.

SUNDAY

january 12

Oakland Public Library. Main Branch.
125 14th St.Oakland, CA 94612. 3pm.

tuesday

january 14

Oakland Public Library. West Branch.
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607. 5pm.

saturday

january 18

Oakland Public Library. 81st Ave Branch.
1021 81st Ave, Oakland, CA 94621. 2pm.
 

about.

"My dream is to connect to all the people’s dreams."

-Leon Kennedy

Originally from Houston Texas, Leon Kennedy has been a beloved Bay Area artist for over 50 years. If you are out, about, and aware, you may just run into him on an Oakland street — where he is busy capturing on canvas the people and scenes of Bay Area life. Leon paints on “everything.” Some of his most impressive works have been captured on bed sheets he has found on the streets.

Leon is rated one of the top 100 self-taught artists in the country. His works are coveted by prominent Folk Art collectors everywhere. Serious collectors take huge store in the fact that Mr. Kennedy’s works appear in the Smithsonian Institute, which adds value to the ownership of a Kennedy original.

LEON KENNEDY HAS BEEN FEATURED IN NUMEROUS ARTICLES THROUGH HIS CAREER.

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