Ed Copley

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Ed Copley

United States

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ED COPLEY – BIO by Dr. Lew Deitch


Ed’s education in art is extensive. He attended the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, and the Famous Artist School in Westport, Connecticut where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  Following these studies, he worked as a commercial illustrator for various advertising agencies and continued his career by becoming a highly–skilled restoration artist, meticulously restoring paintings on canvas, wood panels and oils on copper plates.

It was through restoring old master paintings that truly developed his depth of understanding the techniques used by the great artists of the past.  The knowledge that he gained over the past 50 years, has helped him to understand their methods which he now incorporates with his own creative ability.

With over 50 plus years of expert care and craftsmanship, Ed is a trusted Master Restorer who will guarantee satisfaction as he conserves the beauty of your original artwork and frames. Whatever the artwork's value, Ed treats each piece as if it were his own.

When Ed’s not working in his studio, he devotes a portion of his time researching sites and events in order to create a scene.  A significant amount of time is devoted to finding the right models and clothing for the painting.

Being a master artist in realism art, and having his paintings hanging in permanent Museum collections, Ed has the knowledge and skills to copy and match any technique or period of time in order to duplicate the missing areas of a painting. He has given numerous lectures on restoration and old master techniques, he has written several books on this subject and a few "How to Books".


Loyola Museum - Chihuahua, Mexico. - Painting "TWO APOSTLE'S"

Museum of Western Art - Kerrville, Texas.- Painting "CALLING THE BUFFALO"

Pearce Museum - Corsicana, Texas. - Painting’s "PATCHWORK ON THE RUN" & “LAST GOODBYES”

Natural History Museum-Ozark's - Springfield, MO. Painting’s "CHIEF BIRD-IN-GROUND" & "THE ARROW MAKERS" & "PLAN OF ACTION" 

Spencer Museum -Ruidoso/Alto, New Mexico. Painting "COAL MINE PALETTE"                       


The Legend of HIAWATHA       ISBN 978-1-4507-84139  Stories & Paintings by Ed Copley 

ART MASTERWORKS    ISBN 978-1-63068-808-0       

Traditional Studio Practice - How to Paint On a Copper Plate - Traditional Painting Methods Using Putrido - by Ed Copley

MODERN DAY RENAISSANCE    ISBN 978-1-63068-809-7   

Victorian Heritage and Steampunk - The Art Of Light - The World of Steampunk - Art Conservation Part 1 - by Ed Copley




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