(1855 - 1929)
George Cope was active/lived in Pennsylvania. George Cope is known for trompe still life and landscape painting.
Biography George Cope
Best known for "trompe l'oeil" or highly realistic still life painting, especially hanging game, George Cope spent most of his life around the Brandywine River Valley in West Chester, Pennsylvania, although in the 1870s he traveled for four years to the Far West including the Pacific Coast and the Plains. Titles of his work included A Spur of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Falls of the Turnchuck River, Washington Territory.
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Cope began his formal training in 1876 with German landscape painter Herman Herzog, but in 1887 switched to "trompe l'oeil" still lifes as his primary subject when he saw the success with this style of other artists such as William Harnett. T
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