William N. Copley


William N. Copley (January 24, 1919 – May 7, 1996) also known as CPLY, was an American painter, writer, gallerist, collector, patron, publisher and art entrepreneur. His works as an artist have been classified as late Surrealist and precursory to Pop Art.

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United States


Artist, dealer, painter, patron

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William Nelson Copley, C.P.L.Y., CPLY, Bill Copley, William N. Copley, William N. (William Nelson) Copley, William Copley

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