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date: 11 December 2019

Kensett, John Frederick (1816–72). Painter and engraver 

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
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Ann Lee Morgan

His refined yet powerful landscapes incorporate closely observed particulars of geology, vegetation, sky, and atmosphere, rendered with miniaturistic but painterly touch. Although masterfully organized, serene compositions appear natural and unforced, with sparse, simplified shapes often asymmetrically counterpoising eloquent voids. In the representative ... ...

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