EVER REST….. the home of Jasper Francis Cropsey

 

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.

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Cropsey believed that nature was the direct manifestation of God ……….so he painted the beauty and grandeur of god’s creation.

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The SRIRIT OF WAR 1881

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GREENWOOD LAKE 1870

EverRest

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

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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.

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