JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY was a painter of the “Hudson River School” style of painting. He devoted his life to painting mostly river views in oils and watercolor. He was a child prodigy and a very successful artist. Born in Staten Island in 1823. By age 21 he had already designed two churches and exhibited in the National Academy of design.
Cropsey believed that nature was the direct manifestation of God ……….so he painted the beauty and grandeur of god’s creation.
The SRIRIT OF WAR 1881
GREENWOOD LAKE 1870
Cropsey moved to Hastings-on-Hudson in 1885 into a home called “Ever Rest”……..and lived there until his death in 1900 at age 77. The house is included in the National Registry of Historic Sites.
CLICK ON a short slideshow…….garden…….and Gallery of Art Building
This fabulous building , designed by Rodney Cook of Atlanta Georgia……..opened in 1994. It houses the Cropsey Gallery, the Exhibition Gallery and the Research Library. You can visit by appointment at 25 Cropsey Lane / Hastings-on-Hudson………just a short train ride up the Hudson River.