Paul Kasmin Gallery

William Nelson Copley

(American, 1919–1996)

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William Nelson Copley

Backstairs, 1964

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William Nelson Copley

Calcutta, 1973

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heart of my heart by william nelson copley

William Nelson Copley

Heart of My Heart, 1977–2012

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William Nelson Copley

Homage to W.C. Fields, 1982

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William Nelson Copley

July 5th, 1982

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sonata by william nelson copley

William Nelson Copley

Sonata, 1977–2012

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William Nelson Copley

Star and Garter, 1977–2012

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William Nelson Copley

Stonehenge, 1990

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William Nelson Copley

Untitled, 1970

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William Nelson Copley

Untitled, 1973

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William Nelson Copley

Untitled, 1973

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William Nelson Copley

Untitled, 1965

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Biography

Timeline

1919
Born: New York, NY
1932 - 1936
Studied at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA
1936 - 1938
Studied at Yale University, CT
1942 - 1946
Military service in Africa and Italy
1947 - 1948
Directed Copley Galleries in Beverly Hills, CA (with John Ployardt). Exhibit: Magritte, Matta, Joseph Cornell, Man Ray, Tanguy, Max Ernst
1947
Opened his own gallery in Los Angeles
1948
Founded Copley Galleries with John Ployardt Beverly Hills, CA
1951
Went to Paris with Man Ray and stayed to live
1961
Returned to New York City
1992
Moved to Key West, FL

Exhibitions

2012
Copley, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany (solo)
Works 1948 - 1983, Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany (solo)
2011
WILLIAM N. COPLEY und ANDREAS SLOMINSKI – X-RATED, Me, Collectors Room, Berlin
X-RATED, Sadie Coles HQ, London (solo)
See Yourself As Lovers See You, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
2010
X-RATED, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (solo)
Die Bilder tun was mit mir..., Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Die Sammlung Christian Zacharias: Das Haus und die Unendlichkeit Fondation de l´Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009
Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
El Sourdog Hex, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Linn Lühn, Cologne, Germany (solo)
And Other Essays, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York, NY
Exile on Mail St., Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Jr and Son’s, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York
2008
Diana und Aktaion: der verbotene Blick auf die Nacktheit, museum kunst palest, Dusseldorf, Germany
Karl Bohrmann- William N. Copley, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Freise, Stuttgart, Germany
Carte Blanche III: “Gedichte der Fakten”: Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Arend und Brigitte Oetker, GfZK-Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Lepzig, Germany
Liebe, Love, Paare, Gustav-Lubcke-Museum, Hamm, Germany
Museum im Kulterspeicher, Wurzburg: Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
Mirror, Mirror, Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY