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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Upper Mississippi - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Upper Mississippi
Rhode Island Coast New England - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Rhode Island Coast New England
Newport Coast - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Newport Coast
The Mountain Stream - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Mountain Stream
Point of Rocks, Newport - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Point of Rocks, Newport
The Front Range, Colorado - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Front Range, Colorado
The Catskills - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
The Catskills
Mountain Lake - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Mountain Lake
Landscape with Waterfall - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Landscape with Waterfall
Hudson River - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Hudson River
Niagara Falls - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
Niagara Falls
On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts - John Frederick Kensett - www.johnfrederickkensett.org
On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts

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