Gordon Cope

Bay Shanties, San Francisco


Oil on canvas board

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Gordon Cope (American, 1906-1999).

This work is offered unframed.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Gordon Cope became a portrait and landscape painter and teacher. A student with A.B. Wright and LeConte Stewart from 1916 to 1923 in Utah, and peers with Lawrence Squires in Arizona from 1923 to 1924, Cope also studied abroad from 1924 to 1928. In Europe, he studied the Old Masters in museums in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Holland. In Cope's last year, he was a student at the Julian Academy in Paris and exhibited at the 1928 Paris Salon.

Height: 18.75 inches / 47.63 cm
Width: 25.5 inches / 64.77 cm
Depth: 0.13 inches / 0.33 cm

Signed and dated 'Gordon Cope 1950' lower right


Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco


Vern Swanson, Robert Olpin, William Seifrit, Utah Art

Peggy and Harold Samuels, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West;

Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. 1, pg. 730

Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol. 3 p. 860; et al.

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This work is in overall good condition.

Minor rubbing to edges.

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