Fern Isabel Coppedge

By: Les Fox; Sue Fox; Jim Ticchio (Illustrator)


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Fern Isabel Coppedge

By: Les Fox; Sue Fox; Jim Ticchio (Illustrator)

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Format - Hardcover

Condition - New

Listed - 21 days ago

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Publication Date - Sep 2021

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ISBN: 9780999346068

A comprehensive Biography (1883-1951) and Catalogue Raisonne of America's greatest female winter landscape artist. Researched and written with the participation of the Kuns / Coppedge family, Art museums, schools organizations, libraries and historical societies, this book reveals the amazing life of a farm girl from Kansas who became the only woman in The New Hope School of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Taught by master artists William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League (1911) and Daniel Garber at the PAFA (1918), Fern was fully supported by her husband, Robert Coppedge, a high school science teacher, as she climbed the ladder of success to become famous and financially independent. Her stunning Bucks County snow scenes and atmospheric Gloucester harbor landscapes (350 paintings illustrated in C.R.) are backed with complete provenance including exhibitions, collectors, auctions and dates. Painting during the era that Women in America won the right to vote (1920), the Fern Coppedge story transports you back to a time when men tried to control women artists and tells you how Fern and her colleagues at "The Philadelphia Ten" (1917-1945) created their own network to overcome inequality in the art world and earn fame and fortune as powerful American artists. Special thanks to the James A. Michener Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. Foreword by Michele Pavone Stricker, author of the essay "Fern Coppedge: A Forgotten Woman" for the 1990 Michener Museum exhibition catalogue.

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