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Van De Witt Copeland, Western Landscape 1920

USA 1920

Van De Witt Copeland (b.1895 – Kentucky, d. 1957 – Los Angeles, California)

Signed Van D Copeland, 1920. This little oil on canvas is probably a view of the Grand Canyon.

A painter and commercial artist, Van De Witt Copeland was born in Kentucky and settled in Los Angeles in 1918. He became good friends with Thomas Moran, noted western painter. Like Moran, he made numerous trips to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Copeland’s first Grand Canyon trip was 1920, the date of this painting.

He was a member of the California Art Club and served as four-term president of the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles. He is listed in Edan Hughe’s “Artists in California, 1786-1940”




very good original condition except for a light cleaning. No repairs, in-painting or lining. It has a frame that is about as old as the
painting but not the original. There are a few very light creases lower right, possibly from before it was first stretched on this original stretcher.


7" H X 10.75" W sight size / 11.25" H X 15" W frame size

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