Portrait - John Frederick Kensett
Portrait

John Frederick Kensett was born on March 22, 1816 in Cheshire, Connecticut, and died on December 14, 1872 in New York City. He attended school at Cheshire Academy, and studied engraving with his immigrant father, Thomas Kensett, and later with his uncle, Alfred Dagget. He worked as engraver in the New Haven area until about 1838, after which he went to work as a bank note engraver in New York City.

In 1840, along with Asher Durand and John William Casilear, Kensett traveled to Europe in order to study painting. There he met and traveled with Benjamin Champney. The two sketched and painted throughout Europe, refining their talents. During this period, Kensett developed an appreciation and affinity for 17th century Dutch landscape painting. Kensett and Champney returned to the United States in 1847.


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Long Neck Point from Contentment Island, Darien, Connecticut - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Long Neck Point from Contentment Island, Darien, Connecticut
Lily Pond, Newport, Rhode Island - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Lily Pond, Newport, Rhode Island
Study Of Beeches - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Study Of Beeches
Paradise Rocks, near Newport - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Paradise Rocks, near Newport
Black Mountain, Lake George - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Black Mountain, Lake George
An Inlet of Long Island Sound - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
An Inlet of Long Island Sound
Sunset on the Sea - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Sunset on the Sea
Landscape with Figure - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Landscape with Figure
View on the Hudson - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
View on the Hudson
White Mountain Scenery - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
White Mountain Scenery
Passing off of the Storm - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Passing off of the Storm
Sunrise among the Rocks of Paradise, Newport - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Sunrise among the Rocks of Paradise, Newport

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