Home Dealers Calendar Articles Fine Art Database About AFA Login/Register
Home | Fine Art Database | Artist Profile
John Frederick Kensett  American  1816 -1872
Born: Cheshire, Connecticut, United States 
Addresses:  New Haven, Connecticut, United States 1829-1835 
 New York, New York, United States 1835-1838, 1848- 
 Albany, New York, United States 1838-1840 
Studied: England 1840-1848
France 1840-1848
Germany 1840-1848
Italy 1840-1848
Instructors: Thomas Kensett 
Peter Maverick NYC, 1829
Exhibited: National Academy of Design 1830-1860, 1861-1873
Brooklyn Art Association 1861-1884
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1852-1869
Worcester Art Museum 
Boston Art Club 1874-1876
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1986
Examples of Work: Art Institute of Chicago 
Brooklyn Museum of Art 
Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
New York Historical Society, New York 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Hudson River School
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1848; NA 1849
Century Association 
Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia (founder)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (founder, 1871)
Sketch Club 
Union League Club 
(Photo not available)
Artist Profile
Works Available
The paintings of J.F. Kensett are among the finest and most sought- after work produced by the second generation of Hudson River School artists. With an engraver's eye for sharp detail and a sensitivity to atmospheri... (More)

John F. Kensett apprenticed with the engraver Peter Maverick around 1829 and found himself a job at Daggett and Ely, engravers in New Haven for the next six years. He began his career as a banknote engraver until 1838 when he was encouraged to pursuit the arts. Kensett spent 7 years in Europe study... (More)

John Frederick Kensett was one of the most important artists of the Hudson River School, known for his poetic depictions of the American countryside. Born in Connecticut, Kensett trained under his father Thomas, an engrave... (More)

Antiques and Fine Art is the leading site for antique collectors, designers, and enthusiasts of art and antiques. Featuring outstanding inventory for sale from top antiques & art dealers, educational articles on fine and decorative arts, and a calendar listing upcoming antiques shows and fairs.