COPE, George, 1855-1929

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'''George Cope''' (February, 1855 - January 15, 1929) was an artist and teacher from Chester County, Pennsylvania.
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==Vitals==
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* '''Name:''' George Cope<br/ >
* '''Name:''' George Cope<br/ >
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==Biography==
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George Cope was born in February, 1855, to Caleb Swayne and Lydia (nee Eldridge) Cope. He was educated at the Copeland School and West Chester Normal School, later studying paiting under Harral Herzog in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1883, George Cope married Theodora Blair of Philadelphia. The two had two children.  Cope travelled throughout the American West c. 1879-1882 and upon his return began to teach drawing at Darlington Seminary. By the 1890's, he became nationally famous for still-lifes in oil, commonly noted for their painstaking attention to detail. In 1894, Cope was commissioned to reproduce in oil the costume equipment of William Cody. In later years, his popularity waned, and he was criticized for sacrificing the intricate detail which was characteristic of his previous work.<br>
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b. Feb. 1855, Chester Co., Pa., s. Caleb Swayne and w. Lydia (Eldridge).<br>
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Ed.: Copeland School; West Chester Normal School study of painting under Harral Herzog in Phila., Pa.<br>
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m. 1883, to Theodora Blair of Phila. Ch, Muriel Herzog Cope (afterwards Weinburg); one other child<br>
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c. 1879-c. 1882, traveled throughout West.<br>
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1882- taught drawing at Darlington Seminary.<br>
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1890's, became nationally famous for still-lifes in oil, executed with painstaking attention to detail.<br>
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1894 commissioned to reproduce in oil the costume equipment of William Cody.<br>
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Possessed deep love of nature. In later years, his popularity waned, and he was criticized for sacrificing to the intricate detail which was characteristic of all work.<br>
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d. 15 Jan. 1929.<br>
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see COOPE, John, Jr., ca. 1779-1803.<br>
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COPE, John, Jr,, ca. 1779-1803.
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==Sources==
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* Pleasants, Henry, Jr., Four Great Artists of Chester County (portrait), 51-60.<br>
* Pleasants, Henry, Jr., Four Great Artists of Chester County (portrait), 51-60.<br>
* Cope, Gilbert, A Record of the Cope Family, 106.<br>
* Cope, Gilbert, A Record of the Cope Family, 106.<br>

Revision as of 18:28, 29 May 2007

George Cope (February, 1855 - January 15, 1929) was an artist and teacher from Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Vitals

  • Name: George Cope
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: February 1855
  • Place of birth: Chester Co., Pa.
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Theodora Blair
  • Children: Muriel Herzog
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 15 January 1929
  • Place of death:
  • Works by:

Biography

George Cope was born in February, 1855, to Caleb Swayne and Lydia (nee Eldridge) Cope. He was educated at the Copeland School and West Chester Normal School, later studying paiting under Harral Herzog in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1883, George Cope married Theodora Blair of Philadelphia. The two had two children. Cope travelled throughout the American West c. 1879-1882 and upon his return began to teach drawing at Darlington Seminary. By the 1890's, he became nationally famous for still-lifes in oil, commonly noted for their painstaking attention to detail. In 1894, Cope was commissioned to reproduce in oil the costume equipment of William Cody. In later years, his popularity waned, and he was criticized for sacrificing the intricate detail which was characteristic of his previous work.

Sources

  • Pleasants, Henry, Jr., Four Great Artists of Chester County (portrait), 51-60.
  • Cope, Gilbert, A Record of the Cope Family, 106.
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