Cropsey, Jasper Francis

Cropsey, Jasper Francis,

1823–1900, American artist, b. Staten Island, N.Y. Trained as an architect, Cropsey designed two churches in Staten Island and several stations on the Sixth Ave. elevated railway in Manhattan (1876). A member of the Hudson River schoolHudson River school,
group of American landscape painters, working from 1825 to 1875. The 19th-century romantic movements of England, Germany, and France were introduced to the United States by such writers as Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper.
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 of painters, he was a founder of the American Water Color Society and is particularly noted for his autumn landscapes and Civil War scenes.