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 Shrewsbury River - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
View of the Shrewsbury River
A Study Of Trees - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A Study Of Trees
Along the Water's Edge - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Along the Water's Edge
Connecticut Shoreline In Autumn - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Connecticut Shoreline In Autumn
Conway Valley, New Hampshire - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Conway Valley, New Hampshire
Morning - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Morning
Sunset Sky - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Sunset Sky
New England Coastal View with Figures - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
New England Coastal View with Figures
Shrewsbury River, New Jersey - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Shrewsbury River, New Jersey
Upper Mississippi - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Upper Mississippi
The Shrine - A Scene in Italy - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Shrine - A Scene in Italy
Autumnal River Landscape - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Autumnal River Landscape

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