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John Frederick Kensett

 (1816 - 1872)
John Frederick Kensett was active/lived in New York, Connecticut.  John Kensett is known for landscape and coastal scene painting, engravings.

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Biography   John Frederick Kensett


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The following is from The New York Times, July 4, 2001, www.nytimes.com/2001/07/04/nyregion/04HUDS.html

The Final Strokes Are Kensett's Best
By GRACE GLUECK

With Eatons Neck, Long Island, the Luminist landscape painter John Frederick Kensett did not have far to go for subject matter.  In the late 1860's he bought land and built a studio on an island near Darien, Conn., off the shore of Long Island Sound.  And in the summer of 1872, he painted about 40 views, including many of the points along the Sound and the Connecticut shore.  As a group, they are known as the "Last Summer's Work," since he died in December of that year at age 56.

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