John Theodore Kenney


We look forward to commemorating John Theodore Kenney, the artist who created the image of Thomas the Tank Engine which so many children - and adults - still recognise and love today.

Kenney, who was educated at the Leicester School of Art and went on to work at Slater's Design Studios in Kibworth Beauchamp,  also provided the images for numerous Ladybird books.  His art also encompassed the hunting landscape of south Leicestershire.

A commemorative plaque is to be unveiled at his former home in Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby.