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Ed Kennedy

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Ed considers himself primarily a self taught artist. In college, he took classes such as Life Drawing and Drawing Fundamentals while pursuing his Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan. 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 and never looked back. He also began oil painting during this time but focused more heavily on pastels until recently. Now Ed paints both in oil and pastel, although pastel remains his favorite.

Ed is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

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