Fern Isabel Kuns
July 28, 1883
|Died||April 21, 1951 (aged 67)|
New Hope, Pennsylvania
|Education||Art Institute of Chicago;|
Art Students League of New York;
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Born in Decatur, Illinois, she spent much of her life in Pennsylvania where she was associated with the New Hope School of American Impressionism, the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and what became known as the Pennsylvania Impressionism movement.
She attended the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students League of New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. During her artistic career she received several awards including the Shillard Medal in Philadelphia, a Gold Medal from the Exposition of Women’s Achievements, another Gold Medal from the Plastics Club of Philadelphia, and the Kansas City H.O. Dean Prize for Landscape. She was a member of several prominent art organizations including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Art Students League of New York, and the Philadelphia Ten.
She became well known for her work as a landscape impressionist who painted scenes that were blanketed with snow, such as the villages and farms of Bucks County. Her works included Autumn Gold, Bucks County Scene, Lumberville, Lumberville Cottage, Old House, Spring on the Delaware, The Delaware Valley, and The Delaware Reflections.
In 2011 a newly discovered landscape painting by Coppedge, entitled "October", was sold at auction for $29,800. In 2006 a Coppedge painting was auctioned for $308,000.
- "Fern Coppedge". Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- "Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (1883 - 1951)". Ashley John Gallery. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- "Fern Coppedge Painting Found At Hot Dog Stand Auctioned For $30,000 By West Highland Art Auction Brokers & Freeman's Auctions", PRWeb (press release), December 19, 2011