Anthony (Tony) J. Crowe, was born in Ireland and immigrated to the USA, which explains his interest in and love for Irish landscapes, castles and such.
While growing up in Ireland, Tony got involved in art mainly as a means of entertainment and escape, since there was no television. The radio filled his hours with news, music and storytelling. The mind of a young and impressionable boy was soon filled with images of amazing exploits – like knights in armor, damsels in distress, castles and stark cliffs overlooking white crested waves, and these were the first images to find their way on to paper.
Tony formalized his art education and increased his skills and confidence with classes and workshops at local schools and art centers. Now, in retirement from almost 28 years with the Summit, NJ police, he dedicates more and more time to creating beautiful works that speak of his first love, Ireland, his home, Summit, and the many other subjects from which he derives inspiration.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates, and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn till dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum – A place to grow….for everyone!