January 24, 1935
Artist Dale Kennington, who moved to Dothan six months later, was born in Georgia. Best known for her contemporary realist paintings that combine scenes of everyday life into fictional events, Kennington has achieved fame both nationally and abroad. Her paintings, which have been featured in fifteen solo museum exhibitions, are held in a number of museum collections, including the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Mobile Museum of Art, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Kennington was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award by the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2011.