A wonderful find at the Glendale Brand Library: Van D. Copeland painting of the Grand Canyon. Framed in a Duncan Vale frame. Painting measures; frame 20 1/2 x 24 1/2, artwork 16 x 20.
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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, and like Moran, made numerous trips to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Copeland’s first Grand Canyon trip was 1920.
He was a member of the California Art Club and served as four-term president of the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles.
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940