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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Conway Valley, New Hampshire - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Conway Valley, New Hampshire
Along the Water's Edge - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Along the Water's Edge
Trout Fisherman - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Trout Fisherman
Morning - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Morning
Autumnal River Landscape - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Autumnal River Landscape
View of the Shrewsbury River - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
View of the Shrewsbury River
Connecticut Shoreline In Autumn - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Connecticut Shoreline In Autumn
A View of Mansfield Mountain 1849 - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A View of Mansfield Mountain 1849
Autumn Landscape - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Autumn Landscape
Upper Mississippi - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Upper Mississippi
Sunset Sky - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Sunset Sky
A View of Niagara Falls - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A View of Niagara Falls

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