An Impressionist who favored working in the outdoors and a native of Centerville, Rhode Island, Henry Rodman Kenyon was an American painter whose works are currently part of the collections of many prestigious museums worldwide and were featured in a 1988 travelling retrospective of the artist.
Kenyon received much of his education in his native Rhode Island, first at the Moses Brown School in Providence and then at the Rhode Island School of Design. He also studied abroad at the Academie Julian in Paris, France.
He was an avid traveler, journeying and painting throughout Europe over the course of 1882 - 1889.
Henry Rodman Kenyon was an active member of many arts organizations, including the Providence Art Club and the North Shore Art Association.
From 1921 until 1926 he was very active in Ipswich, Massachusetts, pursuing his artistic endeavors until the last days of his life. Though his career was very prolific, the artist was not a self-promoter and, thus, he is not as well known as the quality of his work merits. He preferred small format paintings, perhaps a testament to the innate sense of humility for which he was known.
He was married to a portrait artist, Caroline Savary, whom he wed in 1900.