- Grant Recipient
Town of Pompey Historical Society
John Calvin Perry (1837-1894) was a farmer, teacher and artist who lived in the hamlet of Delphi Falls, in the southeast corner of the Town of Pompey. Perry painted portraits but farmed to support his family. At times he taught art at the Cazenovia Seminary and in other nearby communities. He painted landscapes for his own pleasure and many of these remain with his descendants. In 2011, the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown deaccessioned the majority of Perry’s paintings from their collection and gave them to the Pompey Historical Society.