September 20, 2020

Jeffrey Allison to Present Gallery Lecture on Jasper Francis Cropsey

Join the UMW Galleries for “Jasper Francis Cropsey: The Hudson River School and a True American Landscape,” presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Jasper Francis Cropsey, Autumn in the Warwick Valley, 1883, oil on canvas, 12⅝” x 22 5/16”. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Permanent Collection, Gift of Mrs. J.H. Symington. ©2011 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The lecture will be held on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m. inside Combs Hall, Room 139. Admission is free. However, pre-registration is required to ensure proper seating.

Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will explore the Hudson River School, which represents the first native school of American Art. Dating from the 1820s, it was a loosely organized group of painters who took as their subject the unique naturalness of the American continent, starting with the Hudson River region in New York, but eventually extending in time and space all the way to California and the 1870s. Jasper Francis Cropsey, a first–generation member of the Hudson River School, died in anonymity but was rediscovered by galleries and collectors in the 1960s and remembered as the American painter of Autumn.

Please call the Galleries at (540) 654-1013 or e-mail Justine Geiger, Visitor Services Coordinator, at jgeiger@umw.edu to reserve your seats.

This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and, is funded, in part, by the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.