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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View of the Beach at Beverly, Massachusetts - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
View of the Beach at Beverly, Massachusetts
Trotter's Spring, Colorado - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Trotter's Spring, Colorado
A Woodland Waterfall - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A Woodland Waterfall
Hudson River Looking towards Haverstraw - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Hudson River Looking towards Haverstraw
Beacon Rock at Newport Harbor  1857 - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Beacon Rock at Newport Harbor 1857
Camels Hump from the Western Shore of Lake Champlain - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Camels Hump from the Western Shore of Lake Champlain
Waterfall in the Woods with Indians - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Waterfall in the Woods with Indians
Beacon Rock, Newport Harbor - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Beacon Rock, Newport Harbor
The Old Pine, Darien, Connecticut - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Old Pine, Darien, Connecticut
Sunset over Lake George - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Sunset over Lake George
Forty Steps, Newport, Rhode Island - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Forty Steps, Newport, Rhode Island
Lake George, A Reminiscence - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Lake George, A Reminiscence

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