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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The Shrine - A Scene in Italy - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Shrine - A Scene in Italy
The Hemlock - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Hemlock
Along the Shore - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Along the Shore
The Langsdale Pike - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Langsdale Pike
Nahant - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Nahant
Newport Coast - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Newport Coast
Paradise Rocks, Newport - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Paradise Rocks, Newport
Marine off Big Rock - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Marine off Big Rock
Mount Chocorua - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Mount Chocorua
A View of Mansfield Mountain 1849 - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
A View of Mansfield Mountain 1849
On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts
Niagara Falls - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Niagara Falls

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