John Frederick Kensett

1816-1872 America/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-John Frederick Kensett was one of the most prominent artists of the second-generation Hudson River School. He was first and foremost a landscape painter, however his father and uncle trained him as an engraver and he earned a respectable living from it in New York. In 1840, he travelled to Europe with John Casilear, Thomas Rossiter and Asher Durand where he studied in France, England and Italy over a seven-year period.
He became linked with the Hudson River School when he returned in 1847 and soon enjoyed success as a landscape artist. He was made a member of the National Academy of Design and became a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1849. He had been influenced by several notable European artists on his travels, however, he later painted in the style of Luminism which became associated with the Hudson River Group, the works of Asher Durand had an influence on his paintings. He died after trying to rescue the wife of artist Vincent Colyer from drowning in 1872.

 

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almy's pond

almy's pond


beach at beverly

beach at beverly


beacon rock

beacon rock


camel's hump

camel's hump

cozzen's hotel near
west point

cozzen's hotel near west point

distant view of the
mansfield mountain

distant view of the mansfield mountain


eaton's neck

eaton's neck


lake george

lake george by John Frederick Kensett


lake george scene

lake george scene


niagra falls

niagra falls

rock pool bas bish
falls

rock pool bash-bish falls


shrewsbury river

shrewsbury river


the lake george

the lake george


the old pine

the old pine


the seashore

the seashore

tree in
a landscape

tree in a landscape


trout fisherma

trout fisherma


afternoon tea

afternoon tea