John Frederick Kensett was a prominent American landscape painter and engraver who was born on March 22, 1816, in Cheshire, Connecticut. He came from an artistic family with his father and uncle being engravers. Kensett himself trained as an engraver under their guidance before turning to landscape painting.
As a member of the Hudson River School of artists, Kensett was known for his serene landscapes that celebrated the transcendental qualities of nature. He is also recognized as the master of “luminism,” a specific mode in American landscape painting that emphasized light-filled vistas and serene surfaces.
Among Kensett’s most revered works are his New England and New York State landscapes which highlight the clear light shining across natural settings. His preferred subject matter included scenes from Lake George located in the Adirondack Mountains along with various coastlines around New York and New England.
Kensett passed away on December 14, 1872, in New York City. His significant contributions to American landscape painting continues to inspire contemporary artists today.
All John Frederick Kensett Artwork on Artchive
|A Woodland Waterfall||c. 1855||Oil On Canvas|
|October Day In The White Mountains||1854||Oil On Canvas|
|The White Mountains - From North Conway||1851||Oil On Canvas|
|Niagara Falls And The Rapids||c. 1851-52||Oil On Canvas|
|Newport Coast||c. 1865-70||Oil On Canvas|
|The Langdale Pike||1858||Oil On Canvas|
|View On The Hudson||1865||Oil On Canvas|
|Conway Valley, New Hampshire||1854||Oil On Canvas|
|Beacon Rock, Newport Harbor||1857||Oil On Canvas|
|Eaton's Neck, Long Island||c.1872||Oil on Canvas|
|Sunset on the Sea||1872||Oil on Canvas|