The Delaware in Winter

Fern Coppedge

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum

Coppedge, who studied with William Merritt Chase at New York’s Art Students League, spent much of her career recording the villages, waterways and countryside of Bucks County in a style that was uniquely hers. Her paintings—marked by their bold, sometimes arbitrary colors—were described by critics as possessing “virility…if one may use that word in commenting upon the work of a woman painter….” Indeed, the vivid hues she employed contrasted with the more muted, naturalistic palettes of her New Hope colleagues.

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  • Title: The Delaware in Winter
  • Creator: Fern Isabel Coppedge
  • Physical Dimensions: 30"h x 30"w
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: Gift, Mrs. Harry S. Craumer
  • Creator Death Date: 1951
  • Creator Birth Date: 1888