John Frederick Kensett

John Frederick Kensett (1816-1872), apprenticed at an early age in his father's engraving company. After several years travelling and working in Europe in his twenties, he returned to America as a successful landscape painter. A second-generation Hudson River School painter, he is known for his exquisite treatment of light and atmosphere. 

John Frederick Kensett in his studio, ca. 1866 / unidentified photographer. Miscellaneous photographs collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.