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Baby Carriage by William Nelson Copley

William Nelson Copley Biography

New York, 1919 ? 1996

American SURREALIST painter and printmaker William Nelson Copley captured his inventive imagination on canvas and paper, revealing a love for intricate and complicated design. It is not unusual for him to blend stripes, polka dots, plaids and checkers into a single, striking image. Born in New York in 1919 and educated at Yale University, Copley only began to paint for himself in 1947, when he opened his own gallery in California.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1965 Surrealist exhibition, Paris

1963 Pop Art USA, Oakland Art Museum

1956 Salon de Mai Paris

1948 Los Angeles

SELECTED MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.

Art Institute of Chicago

Tate Gallery in London

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