In 1920, Fern Coppedge moved to Lumberville, Pennsylvania, where she created vibrant landscapes dominated by expressive color. In her paintings of the early 1920s, Coppedge worked directly from nature, recording the dynamic effects of light and atmosphere on the landscape. By the late ’20s and through the 1930s, she was simplifying and designing her compositions to convey her own emotions, mood, and sense of design—features that would earn Coppedge the designation of being one of the most original of the Pennsylvania school of impressionist painters.


  • Title: The Road to Lumberville (also known as The Edge of the Village)
  • Creator: Fern I. Coppedge
  • Date: 1938
  • Physical Dimensions: w20.125 x h18.125 inches
  • Credit Line: James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Ruth Purcell Conn and William R. Conn.
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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