Jasper Francis Cropsey, 1823-1900, was an important American landscape artist of the Hudson River School. Oil paintings by Cropsey are hung in the White House. The painter was best known for his lavish use of color, painted autumn landscapes that startled viewers with their boldness and brilliance. As an artist, he believed landscapes were the highest art form and that nature was a direct manifestation of God and felt a patriotic affiliation with nature. Jasper Francis Cropsey paintings are found in most major American museums, including the National Gallery of Art. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.