Icon landscapes ef78421f19ecf5f926223e31406925f23f6d760537e41184e4d781c4455c3499 Cole's Landscapes | Hudson Valley

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Icon artist home lg 0b3dea9b44831bfd6ecf25e04e66d9d8ee5c2eed5763fc11f895724ce7fe1812 Contentment Island

Hudson River School artist John Frederick Kensett arrived at Contentment Island in Darien, Connecticut, in 1867, seeking a peaceful retreat from public attention. On this island in the waters of Long Island Sound, Kensett constructed a home and studio, where he created paintings of the Connecticut shoreline. In addition, Kensett maintained a studio in New York City at the Waverly House on Broadway until his death in 1872.

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