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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Lake George, A Reminiscence - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Lake George, A Reminiscence
Reminiscences of the Catskill Mountains - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Reminiscences of the Catskill Mountains
View from Cozzens Hotel near West Point - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
View from Cozzens Hotel near West Point
Beach at Beverly  1869-72 - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Beach at Beverly 1869-72
Sunset - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Sunset
Late Summer - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Late Summer
Cascade near Lake George - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Cascade near Lake George
Mount Chocorua I - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Mount Chocorua I
Windsow Woods - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Windsow Woods
Gathering Storm On Long Island Sound - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Gathering Storm On Long Island Sound
Catskill Mountain Scenery - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Catskill Mountain Scenery
Along the Hudson I - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Along the Hudson I

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