COPE, George, 1855-1929

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  • 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:
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  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 15 January 1929
  • Place of death:
  • Works by:

Biography

Artist.
b. Feb. 1855, Chester Co., Pa., s. Caleb Swayne and w. Lydia (Eldridge).
Ed.: Copeland School; West Chester Normal School study of painting under Harral Herzog in Phila., Pa.
m. 1883, to Theodora Blair of Phila. Ch, Muriel Herzog Cope (afterwards Weinburg); one other child
c. 1879-c. 1882, traveled throughout West.
1882- taught drawing at Darlington Seminary.
1890's, became nationally famous for still-lifes in oil, executed with painstaking attention to detail.
1894 commissioned to reproduce in oil the costume equipment of William Cody.
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.
d. 15 Jan. 1929.


see COOPE, John, Jr., ca. 1779-1803.
COPE, John, Jr,, ca. 1779-1803.

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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