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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Eaton's Neck, Long Island - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Eaton's Neck, Long Island
Adirondack Scenery - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Adirondack Scenery
A View of Mansfield Mountain 1849 - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A View of Mansfield Mountain 1849
View of Mount Mansfield - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
View of Mount Mansfield
Bay of Newport - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Bay of Newport
Eagle Rock, Manchester, Massachusetts - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Eagle Rock, Manchester, Massachusetts
A View of Niagara Falls - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A View of Niagara Falls
Coast Scene with Figures - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Coast Scene with Figures
Franconia Notch, New Hampshire - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
Along the Water's Edge - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Along the Water's Edge
Clearing Off - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Clearing Off
Near Newport, Rhode Island - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Near Newport, Rhode Island

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