BORN IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1919
DIED IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA 1996
William N. Copley, known by his signature name CPLY, (pronounced 'see-ply'), was a painter, writer, gallerist, art patron, publisher, and art entrepreneur. His work is held in private and public collections worldwide, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Stedelijk Museum and many more. Recently the subject of a comprehensive traveling retrospective organized by The Menil Collection and Fondazione Prada, (on view until February 12, 2017), Copley is now seen as a singular personage of post-war painting and important linkage between European Surrealism and American Pop Art.