"Leon Kennedy--a self-taught artist--reveals his passionate humanism when remarking, 'I try to reach the truth and light that is within each of us.' With this fervent mission, he paints so that we may see the beauty, goodness, and spiritual power in each other, even as we wage battles against the vicissitudes that imprint our daily existence. His paintings constitute an engaging art of hope."
- Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, Chief Curator
African American Musuem and Library