Silvan Faessler Fine Art

William Nelson Copley

(American, 1919–1996)

ntnl bxng week (northern texas northern louisiana boxing week), 33c by william nelson copley

William Nelson Copley

NTNL BXNG WEEK (Northern Texas Northern Louisiana Boxing Week), 33c

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u.s. female olympic equestrian team, moscow 1980, 9c by william nelson copley

William Nelson Copley

U.S. Female Olympic Equestrian Team, Moscow 1980, 9c, 1980

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uslta frst hlls (us lawn tennis association forest hills), 22c by william nelson copley

William Nelson Copley

USLTA FRST HLLS (US Lawn Tennis Association Forest Hills), 22c, 1980

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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