The Newington-Cropsey Foundation oversees the home and paintings of Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900), the prominent Hudson River School artist. 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 Ever Rest and the Gallery of Art, 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.
PLease contact the Foundation for hours and tour information for Ever Rest, and the Gallery of Art. Ever Rest is located at 49 Washington Avenue; The Gallery of Art,is at 25 Cropsey Lane.
Whether you go or not, Jasper Francis Cropsey: Catalogue Raisonne Volume 1, 1842-1863 is the culmination of the Foundation's many years of research into the life and works of Jasper Cropsey. The first volume of this scholarly publication covers Cropsey's oil paintings from 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. Included in the appendixes are lists of known works, chronology of Cropsey's life and paintings, as well as a full index and comprehensive bibliography. This volume is the first of a three volume set. Volume I covers the first 20 years of the artist's career, encompassing almost 800 works in oil.
Tour the home and studio of Jasper F. Cropsey