John Copenhaver (Contemporary)
Graphite and watercolor
Provenance: Collection of the artist
Image size: 15 X 19 inches
John Copenhaver is a native of Virginia and has degrees in art education from Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. He also studied painting at the Art Students’ League in New York City with Thomas Fogarty, Will Barnet, John Howard Sanden, Mario Cooper, and Dale Meyers Cooper. He has been a practicing artist for several decades. His work is in a number of private collections in the United States and Europe.
In 1993, Copenhaver joined Joel Fletcher and formed Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art, specializing in American and European modern figural art of the 20th and 21st centuries. They deal privately and exhibited at a number of major antique and design shows throughout the United States, traveling to Europe at least once a year in search of interesting inventory.
They co-curated the exhibition Moses Soyer: My Message is People in 1996 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the Polk Museum in Lakeland, Florida. They also co-curated the exhibition Moses Soyer: From Social Realism to Romantic Realism at The Ridderhof-Martin Gallery of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2001. In 2012, they helped to organize the exhibition, curated by James Abbott: Alix Ayme: European Perception and Asian Poeticism at the Evergreen Museum & Library of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.