1906 - 2000
Louise Kenyon was born in Newton, Massachusetts to William and Mabel Tomlinson. After attending Skidmore College for one year she left to study art and design at Vesper George School of Art in Boston. At the beginning of the Depression she married Paul Kenyon, a reporter for the Boston Transcript. The couple moved to Cape Ann and had two sons, Paul Jr. in 1931 and Peter in 1934. Paul found a job as a correspondent for the Gloucester Daily Times and eventually became its editor. Paul had known Virginia Demetrios when she was working as an illustrator for the Boston Transcript. When the Kenyons visited the first exhibition of the Folly Cove Designers in 1940, Virginia persuaded Louise to join the design class.