The Newington-Cropsey Foundation oversees the home and paintings of Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900), the prominent Hudson River School artist. Cropsey was a major painter whose work can be found in all major collections of 19th century American art.
The Cropsey home and studio, Ever Rest, is on the National Register of Historic Homes. Along with the Gallery of Art, the foundation is able to display a large part of the permanent collection of Cropsey's paintings, in addition to providing exhibition space for temporary and traveling exhibits.
Entry to the Gallery of Art, and to Ever Rest, is by guided tour only, weekdays only, scheduled by appointment. To ensure availability, it's best to schedule at least one week in advance. The Foundation is closed in December and January as well as the month of August.
Tours of the Gallery of Art, located at 25 Cropsey Lane, are conducted weekdays from 1pm - 4pm.
Tours of Ever Rest, located at 49 Washington Avenue are conducted weekdays from 10am - 1pm.
Whether you go or not, Jasper Francis Cropsey: Catalogue Raisonne Volume 1, 1842-1863 is a complete catalogue of Cropsey's works in oil painted between 1842 1863. Approximately 800 paintings by this prolific artist are included, with about 250 illustrated in color. The publication also features an extensive biography of the artist by the Foundation's Director, Anthony Speiser. In addition, bibliography, index, chronology, and several other appendices are included.The paintings have been meticulously researched by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation and presented with full color images when possible. This volume is the first of a projected three volume set. Volume I covers the first 20 years of the artist's career, encompassing almost 800 works in oil.