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CROPSEY, Jasper Francis, painter, born in Rossville, New York, 18 February 1823. After studying architecture for five years he turned his attention to landscape painting, under the instruction of Edward Maury. He visited England, France, Switzerland, and Italy in 1847, went abroad again in 1855, and resided seven years in London, sending his pictures to the Royal academy and to the International exhibition of 1862. After his return home, in 1863, he opened a studio in New York, where he resided until 1885, when he re-movedto tIastings-on-Hudson. He has been since 1851 a member of the National academy. His works include " Jedburgh Abbey"; "Pontine Marshes" (1847); "Backwoods of America" (1857); "Richmond Hill" (1862); " Greenwood Lake" (1870); "Lake Nemi in Italy" (1879); "Old Church at Arreton, Isle of Wight" (1880); "Ram-apo Valley" (1881); " Autumn on the Hudson" (1882); " Wawayanda Valley" (1883): "Springtime in England" (1884); "October in Ramapo Valley" (1885): "Autumn on Lake George," and "A Showery Day" (1886).
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