John Frederick Kensett: 113 Masterpieces - Maria Tsaneva

John Frederick Kensett: 113 Masterpieces

By Maria Tsaneva

  • Release Date: 2014-08-16
  • Genre: Art & Architecture


Kensett was an American painter and engraver, a member of the second generation of the Hudson River School. His works are landscape paintings of New England and New York State, whose bright light and calm depicting rejoice splendid qualities of nature, and are connected with Luminism. Kensett's early work owed much to the influence of Thomas Cole, but was from the beginning eminent by a preference for cooler colors and an interest in less dramatic effects, favouring restraint in both palette and composition. The work of Kensett's maturity features relaxing surroundings represented with a additional geometry, culminating in series of paintings in which coastal landscapes are balanced with smooth like glass water. He was broadly applauded and successful during his life. John Frederick Kensett was a full member of the National Academy of Design, the founder and president of the Artists' Fund Society, and a founder and trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.