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Michael Kenna

Born in: 1953

United Kingdom

Biography
From a familly of Irish origins, Michael Kenna is an artist born in Widnes,United Kingdom in 1953. After attending the St Joseph College, he joined the Banbury School of Art, and then studied photography at the London College of Printing. His artistic eye sharpened examining the photographs of Bill Brandt, Atget, Emerson, Sudek and other big names of American photography as divergent as Berhard, Callahan, Sheeler and Stieglitz. His career started with works by command, in parallel to his personal practice. In 1977, he travelled to the United States before deciding to move to San Francisco where he met Ruth Bernhard, an illustrious photographer. For ten years, he assumed the role of assistant in the realization of his photo shootings. Kenna then continued his route to Portugal and then Seattle where he currently lives. He works on his projects by big chapters over a long period of time (up to eight years), which requires returning to the places, captured many times. As an example, his photographs of all the Nazi camps are the product of more than ten years of experimentation and were donated to France. "I love working in three or four projects at the same time, and even when they are supposed to be over, I can go on and on", declares Michael Kenna. Very young, I was very skill in art, specially in painting, and I wanted to be a painter. However, after some time at the Banbury School of Art, I realized that I had little chance of surviving in England as a painter. So I decided to learn photography, thinking I could at least earn a living working in advertising", continued the photographer.
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Michael Kenna, Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004, Photography

Michael Kenna

Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004, 2007
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Ault Cliffs, Study 1, Picardy, France, 2009, Photography

Michael Kenna

Ault Cliffs, Study 1, Picardy, France, 2009, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Tree, Seine And Quai Voltaire, Paris, France, 2013, Photography

Michael Kenna

Tree, Seine And Quai Voltaire, Paris, France, 2013, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Pebbles And Beach House, Cayeux-Sur-Mer, Picardie, France, 2009, Photography

Michael Kenna

Pebbles And Beach House, Cayeux-Sur-Mer, Picardie, France, 2009, 1987
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Passy Metro, Paris, 1991, Photography

Michael Kenna

Passy Metro, Paris, 1991, 2014
9.8 x 4.7 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Reflecting Trees, Saint Valery sur Somme, France, 2009, Photography

Michael Kenna

Reflecting Trees, Saint Valery sur Somme, France, 2009, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Three Trees At Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013, Photography

Michael Kenna

Three Trees At Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013, 2014
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Early Morning Storm, Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France, 1998, Photography

Michael Kenna

Early Morning Storm, Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France, 1998, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,187

Michael Kenna, Seven Pollarded Trees, Chapaize, Bourgogne, France, 1998, Photography

Michael Kenna

Seven Pollarded Trees, Chapaize, Bourgogne, France, 1998, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Rising Tide, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009, Photography

Michael Kenna

Rising Tide, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Three Trees At Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013, Photography

Michael Kenna

Three Trees At Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Pont Des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France, 1987, Photography

Michael Kenna

Pont Des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France, 1987, 1987
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$3,644

Michael Kenna, Diving boards and cruise ship, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 1997, Photography

Michael Kenna

Diving boards and cruise ship, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 1997, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Lace Factories, study 2, Calais, France, 1987, Photography

Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, study 2, Calais, France, 1987, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Five canopies, Chausey Islands, France, 2007, Photography

Michael Kenna

Five canopies, Chausey Islands, France, 2007, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Falaise d'aval et nuages, Etretat, Haute-Normandie, France, 2000, Photography

Michael Kenna

Falaise d'aval et nuages, Etretat, Haute-Normandie, France, 2000, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, study 2, Bordeaux, France, 2012, Photography

Michael Kenna

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, study 2, Bordeaux, France, 2012, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Lace Factories, Study 17, Calais, France, 1997, Photography

Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, Study 17, Calais, France, 1997, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004, Photography

Michael Kenna

Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004, 2007
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Window View, Chateau d'Haroué, Lorraine, France, 2013, Photography

Michael Kenna

Window View, Chateau d'Haroué, Lorraine, France, 2013, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Window And Vines, Abbaye De Fontenay, Bourgogne, France, 2013, Photography

Michael Kenna

Window And Vines, Abbaye De Fontenay, Bourgogne, France, 2013, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Cours La Reine, Paris, France, 1987, Photography

Michael Kenna

Cours La Reine, Paris, France, 1987, 1987
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Eighteen Hedges, Versailles, France, 1998, Photography

Michael Kenna

Eighteen Hedges, Versailles, France, 1998, 1998
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$2,794

Michael Kenna, Bassin de Latone, Versailles, France, 1997, Photography

Michael Kenna

Bassin de Latone, Versailles, France, 1997, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$4,555

Michael Kenna, Octagonal Basin, Parc De Sceaux, Hauts-De-Seine, France, 1996, Photography

Michael Kenna

Octagonal Basin, Parc De Sceaux, Hauts-De-Seine, France, 1996, 1996
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$4,555

Michael Kenna, Lace Factories, study 5, Calais, France, 1998, Photography

Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, study 5, Calais, France, 1998, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$3,948

Michael Kenna, French Canal, study #2, Loir-et-Cher, France, 1993, Photography

Michael Kenna

French Canal, study #2, Loir-et-Cher, France, 1993, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$3,948

Michael Kenna, Pont de la Tournelle, Paris, France, 1995, Photography

Michael Kenna

Pont de la Tournelle, Paris, France, 1995, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$6,681

Michael Kenna, Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France, 1991, Photography

Michael Kenna

Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France, 1991, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$9,414

Michael Kenna, Soiree, Beau Rivage, Nice, France, 1996, Photography

Michael Kenna

Soiree, Beau Rivage, Nice, France, 1996, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$9,038

Michael Kenna, Le Desert De Retz, Study 8, Chambourcy, Yvelines, France, 1988, Photography

Michael Kenna

Le Desert De Retz, Study 8, Chambourcy, Yvelines, France, 1988, 1988
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$9,111

Michael Kenna, Windows Brighton, Photography

Michael Kenna

Windows Brighton, 1981
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,458

Michael Kenna, Torii Hokaido, Photography

Michael Kenna

Torii Hokaido, 1989
9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$4,859

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