Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1919-1996

Title of Work

Garden for Black Tears

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Medium

Postcard

Height

4"

Width

6"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: FF_012_C

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

William Copley, also known as CPLY, was born in 1919 in New York, NY and passed away in 1996. Copley was sent to Phillips Andover and then to Yale University by his adoptive parents, but was later drafted into World War II in the middle of his Yale education. He is best known for his mixture of European Surrealist and American Pop Art paintings. William Copley has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Stedelijk Museum, and many more.

Additional Information

Artists' Postcards Series I

Original piece used liquitex and india inx. Use of yellow and brown depiction of figures huddled together in the center with triangles in the background.

UND Art Collections owns 1 copy of this postcard.

Postcard Reverse


Text in upper left hand corner of postcard:

William Copley, Garden for Black Tears

Liquitex and india inx

© Artists' Postcards 1977


Text in center bottom of postcard:

Original work traveling under Smithsonian Institution auspices 1978-80.

77-78F 1-2 Produced by Publishing Center for Cultural Resources, N.Y.C.

Condition

Very good

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