Augustus Frederick Kenderdine

Augustus Frederick Kenderdine, painter (b at Manchester, Eng 31 Mar 1870; d at Saskatoon 3 Aug 1947). With James Henderson, he was the most significant painter in Saskatchewan before 1950. He arrived at Lashburn to farm in 1907 and began recording prairie life in his paintings. He trained at the Manchester School of Art and the Académie Julian in Paris, exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, and had an established commercial reputation in England. In keeping with his training, Kenderdine's interpretation of the prairie landscape was romantic. He relied on rich tonal effects and subtle colour to convey with European dignity a sensuous ruggedness in the mood of the Prairies. Kenderdine joined the art department at the University of Saskatchewan in 1920, and in 1935 started the Summer School of Art at Emma Lake, Sask.