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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A Quiet Day on the Beverly Shore - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A Quiet Day on the Beverly Shore
Bash Bish Falls - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Bash Bish Falls
Lake George - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Lake George
A Foggy Sky - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A Foggy Sky
New England Sunrise - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
New England Sunrise
A Newport Afternoon - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A Newport Afternoon
Watering Cattle - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Watering Cattle
Brook in the Catskills - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Brook in the Catskills
Twilight on the Sound, Darien, Connecticut - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Twilight on the Sound, Darien, Connecticut
Landscape with Sea, Paradise Rocks, Newport, Rhode... - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Landscape with Sea, Paradise Rocks, Newport, Rhode...
Bash Bish Falls I - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Bash Bish Falls I
A Woodland Waterfall - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A Woodland Waterfall

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