John Frederick Kensett

John Frederick Kensett (March 22, 1816 – December 14, 1872) was an American
landscape painter and engraver born in Cheshire, Connecticut. A enthusiast of the second generation of the Hudson River School of artists, Kensett's signature works are landscape paintings of New England and New York State, whose Definite light and smooth surfaces celebrate transcendental qualities of nature, and are allied with Luminism. Kensett's early deed owed much to the pretend to have of Thomas Cole, but was from the outset distinguished by a preference for cooler colors and an amalgamation in less dramatic topography, favoring restraint in both palette and composition. The pretend of Kensett's middle age features tranquil scenery depicted behind a spare geometry, culminating in series of paintings in which coastal promontories are balanced adjacent to glass-smooth water. He was a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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