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Artist - John Copley

John Copley, born 1875 in Manchester, died 1950. Designed posters for the Underground Group and London Transport 1921-1935

  • Educated; Manchester School of Art;
  • Educated; Royal Academy Schools ;

Biography:

John Copley was a prolific and influential painter and printmaker. He furthered his education by spending ten years in Italy, where he was influenced by Ford Madox Brown. He took up lithography in 1906. His early printing was in colour although he moved on to work almost exclusively in black and white. Copley helped Joseph Pennnell set up the Senefelder Club in 1909, with the aim of reviving lithography as an artistic medium. He won a prize at the First International Exhibition of Lithographs at the Chicago Art Institute. In the late 1940s he was President of the Royal Society of British Artists. His work was exhibited widely in the UK and in Chicago.

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