DAC Collection Artist Information
English photographer, teacher, and curator, active in the United States
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Coplans was a founding editor of art magazines Artforum and Dialogue. He served as curator at the Pasadena Art Museum in Pasadena, California, and later as director at the Akron Art Institute in Akron, Ohio. Also known for his large-scale photographic self-portraits consisting of somewhat abstract close-up views of his aging body. He was an avid collector of photography. He was married to the photographer Amanda Means.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115559.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to John Coplans:
|John Coplans||Side Torso Bent with Large Upper Arm II, 1985||Gelatin silver print|
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