William Copeland was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on April 30, 1871. Copeland went to sea at an early age and studied art in Glasgow and Aberdeen before arriving in San Francisco in 1888. He lived at 471 21st Avenue through 1927, possibly longer.
Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1926.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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