Cole's Circle


Cropsey, Jasper Francis (1823-1900)

Hudson River School painter and architect, who studied at the National Academy of Design in the 1840s. The work of Cole and Durand had a great impact on Cropsey, who often painted similar locations in New York, such as in Catskill Mountain House (1855) and Autumn on the Hudson River (1860). Like Frederic Church, Cropsey designed and built his own house and studio, named Aladdin, located in Warwick, New York. The house proved too costly to maintain, and Cropsey moved to Ever Rest in Hastings-on-Hudson where he adapted the Aladdin design into a studio addition. Ever Rest, like Cedar Grove and Olana, is now open to the public. See Jasper F. Cropsey.