William Copley , S/N Serigraph, c.1978
Artist: William Nelson Copley
Year: circa 1978
Medium: Serigraph on Somerset [Signed and Numbered in Pencil]
Edition: 200, AP 30
Paper Size: 32" x 24.5"
WILLIAM COPLEY (1919 - 1996)
Only after he opened his own gallery in California in 1947 did William Copley begin to paint for himself. Since then, his work has appeared in such museums as the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.; Art Institute of Chicago and the Tate Gallery in London. The magic in his work comes from his ability to capture his inventive imagination on canvas and the print medium. Copley's love for intricate and complicated design is evident in any one of his works. It is not unusual for him to blend stripes, pok-a-dots, plaids and checkers into a single, striking image. Born in New York in 1919 and educated at Yale University, Copley has emerged as one of America's leading surrealists.
1965 Surrealist exhibition, Paris
1963 Pop Art USA, Oakland Art Museum
1956 Salon de Mai Paris
1948 Los Angeles