James Kennedy M.P. (1798 - 1859)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Barrister, art critic and British Member of Parliament.

Founder of Library of the Fine Arts magazine in 1831. He stepped down as its editor and owner in October 1832 after his selection as a Radical candidate for the constituency of Tiverton, Devon in that year’s general election. Library of the Fine Arts was a monthly magazine of critical essays on painting, sculpture, architecture, and engraving that ran from February 1831 - July 1834. Its name changed to Arnold’s Library of the Fine Arts in November 1832, and then changed again to Arnold’s Magazine of the Fine Arts and Journal of Literature and Science in May 1833.


Born: 1798

Died: 1859

Nationality: British

Gender: Male

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