Born in Chelsea, London, he was the son of painter T.B. Kennington.
He studied at Lambeth School of Art and at the City and Guilds
School, becoming a painter and sculptor of portraits and ideal work.
He served in World War I, 1914-15, and became an Official War Artist,
1916-19, and again in 1940-43.
A friend and travelling companion of T.E. Lawrence, he executed
his effigy at Wareham Church, Hants, and exhibited a bust of Lawrence
at the Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, 1938 (no. 224a).
He also executed sculpture at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre,
Stratford Upon Avon (1928) and the Thomas Hardy statue at
Dorchester, Dorset (1931).
His sole architectural work in Glasgow is the colossal Portland
Stone relief, The Progress of Science, on the James Watt Engineering Building, Glasgow University
(1957-9), which was completed after his death by his assistants Eric Stanford and
Kennington exhibited at the RA
from 1908, and RSA
from 1948, and was
, 1951, and RA