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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Bash Bish Falls II - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Bash Bish Falls II
Eagle Rock, Manchester, Massachusetts - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Eagle Rock, Manchester, Massachusetts
On the St. Vrain, Colorado Territory - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
On the St. Vrain, Colorado Territory
Adirondack Scenery - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Adirondack Scenery
Coast Scene with Figures - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Coast Scene with Figures
Fish Island from Kensetts Studio on Contentment Island - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Fish Island from Kensetts Studio on Contentment Island
Bay of Newport - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Bay of Newport
Near Newport, Rhode Island - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Near Newport, Rhode Island
Lakes of Killarney - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Lakes of Killarney
Landscape (aka A Reminiscence of the White Mountains)... - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Landscape (aka A Reminiscence of the White Mountains)...
Trout Fisherman - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Trout Fisherman
Clearing Off - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Clearing Off

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