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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Shrewsbury River, New Jersey - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Shrewsbury River, New Jersey
New England Coastal View with Figures - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
New England Coastal View with Figures
The Hemlock - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Hemlock
The Langsdale Pike - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Langsdale Pike
The Shrine - A Scene in Italy - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Shrine - A Scene in Italy
Along the Shore - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Along the Shore
Marine off Big Rock - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Marine off Big Rock
Nahant - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Nahant
Paradise Rocks, Newport - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Paradise Rocks, Newport
Mount Chocorua - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Mount Chocorua
Newport Coast - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Newport Coast
Salt Meadow In October - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Salt Meadow In October

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