Cultured Wednesday: Kensett’s Lake George

Lake George was a favorite with the Hudson River School painters.

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Another Luminist.  We just love them.  John Frederick Kensett’s Lake George, painted in 1869, presents a subtle counterpoint of land, water, and shimmering atmosphere.  Lovely, isn’t it?

Kensett Lake George

John Frederick Kensett, born 22 March 1816 in Cheshire, CT, was an American artist and engraver.  He painted primarily landscape paintings of New England and New York State.  His early work owns much to Thomas Cole, and obviously, he is part of the Hudson River School.  He was a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the above painting on display today.  Kensett died on 14 December 1872 in New York City.

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