John Frederick Kensett

John Frederick Kensett

After establishing his studio and settling in New York, John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) traveled extensively throughout the Northeast and the Colorado Rockies as well as making several trips to Europe. Kensett is best known for his landscape paintings depicting upstate New York and coastal scenes in New Jersey, Long Island, and New England. He became a leading figure associated with the Luminist style, adopting spontaneous design, and focusing on highly atmospheric effects and spiritual subject matter.


John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872)
Killarney Lakes, 1858
Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 ¼ inches
Signed and dated lower right: JF. K. (artist’s monogram) 58.

 


John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) New England Coastal Scene with Figures, 1864
Oil on canvas, 14 ¼ x 24 3/16 inches
Initialed and dated lower right: JF. (artist’s monogram) K. / ‘64.

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