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(February 18, 1823 - April 23, 1900) was an important American landscape artist of the Hudson River School. Cropsey was born on his father Jacob Rezeau Cropsey's farm in Rossville on Staten Island, New York, the oldest of eight children. As a young boy, Cropsey had recurring periods of poor health. While absent from school, Cropsey taught himself to draw. His early drawings included architectural sketches and landscapes drawn on notepads and in the margins of his schoolbooks. Trained as an architect, he set up his own office in 1843. Cropsey studied watercolor and life drawing at the National Academy of Design under the instruction of Edward Maury and first exhibited there in 1844. A year later he was elected an associate member and turned exclusively to landscape painting; shortly after he was featured in an exhibition entitled "Italian Compositions." Cropsey married Maria Cooley in May 1847, traveled in Europe from 1847-1849, visiting England, France, Switzerland, and Italy. He was elected a full member of the Academy in 1851. Cropsey was a personal friend of Henry Tappan, the president of the University of Michigan from 1852 to 1863. At Tappan's invitation, he traveled to Ann Arbor in 1855 and produced two paintings, one of the Detroit Observatory, and a landscape of the campus. He went abroad again in 1855, and resided seven years in London, sending his pictures to the Royal Academy and to the International exhibition of 1862. Returning home, he opened a studio in New York and specialized in autumnal landscape paintings of the northeastern United States, often idealized and with vivid colors. Cropsey co-founded, with ten fellow artists, the American Society of Painters in Water Colors in 1866. He resided in the City until 1885, when he removed to Hastings-on-Hudson. The monument of Jasper Francis Cropsey in Sleepy Hollow CemeteryCropsey's home and studio, Ever Rest, in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York as well as the largest permanent collection of Cropsey's work are open for tours by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation. Jasper Cropsey died in anonymity but was rediscovered by galleries and collectors in the 1960s. Today, Cropsey's paintings are found in most major American museums, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Denver Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Works by Cropsey also hang in the White House.

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Jasper Francis Cropsey Bareford Mountains, West Milford, New Jersey oil painting artist


Jasper Francis Cropsey Bareford Mountains, West Milford, New Jersey oil painting artist

Bareford Mountains, West Milford, New Jersey
Painting ID::  71002
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ca. 1850(1850) Oil on canvas 58.6 x 101.8 cm (23.07 x 40.08 in)

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Jasper Francis Cropsey Autumn at Mount Chocorua oil painting artist


Jasper Francis Cropsey Autumn at Mount Chocorua oil painting artist

Autumn at Mount Chocorua
Painting ID::  71154
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ca. 1869(1869) Oil on canvas 60.5 x 112.4 cm (23.82 x 44.25 in)

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Jasper Francis Cropsey Bareford Mountains oil painting artist


Jasper Francis Cropsey Bareford Mountains oil painting artist

Bareford Mountains
Painting ID::  72125
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Date ca. 1850(1850) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 58.6 X 101.8 cm (23.07 X 40.08 in) cyf

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Jasper Francis Cropsey Green Mountain Scenery, oil painting artist


Jasper Francis Cropsey Green Mountain Scenery, oil painting artist

Green Mountain Scenery,
Painting ID::  77148
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Green Mountain Scenery, oil on canvas painting by Jasper Francis Cropsey 1852, cjr

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Jasper Francis Cropsey View of Capri oil painting artist


Jasper Francis Cropsey View of Capri oil painting artist

View of Capri
Painting ID::  84307
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Date 1848(1848) Medium Oil on paper cjr

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