Jasper Francis Cropsey, ‘The Valley of Wyoming’, 1865, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Valley of Wyoming, 1865

Oil on canvas
48 1/2 × 84 in
123.2 × 213.4 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Mrs. John C. Newington, 1966), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Jasper Francis Cropsey
American, 1823–1900
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Jasper Francis Cropsey was a prolific and leading member of the Hudson River School, with around 2,500 paintings to his name. Cropsey was trained at the Mechanic’s Institute in Manhattan and was running his own architecture firm when he decided to pursue a career in painting; architecture did become a lasting influence in his work, noted most strongly in his spatial sensitivity and use of outline. Cropsey was known for his autumnal landscapes and vivid colors. Many of these were made from drawings and sketches he made during his travels, replete with notes on color. After the Civil War, Cropsey also became interested in Luminism and watercolor. He believed the highest goal of art was to “portray God in nature,” and continued to work near the very end of his life.

Jasper Francis Cropsey, ‘The Valley of Wyoming’, 1865, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Mrs. John C. Newington, 1966), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Jasper Francis Cropsey
American, 1823–1900
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Jasper Francis Cropsey was a prolific and leading member of the Hudson River School, with around 2,500 paintings to his name. Cropsey was trained at the Mechanic’s Institute in Manhattan and was running his own architecture firm when he decided to pursue a career in painting; architecture did become a lasting influence in his work, noted most strongly in his spatial sensitivity and use of outline. Cropsey was known for his autumnal landscapes and vivid colors. Many of these were made from drawings and sketches he made during his travels, replete with notes on color. After the Civil War, Cropsey also became interested in Luminism and watercolor. He believed the highest goal of art was to “portray God in nature,” and continued to work near the very end of his life.

The Valley of Wyoming, 1865

Oil on canvas
48 1/2 × 84 in
123.2 × 213.4 cm
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