Robert R. Copple

Robert R. CoppleRobert R. Copple was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1963. He started drawing at a very early age. In elementary school he developed a strong love for art and nature. Robert graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a major in both painting and photography and a minor in ornithology/biology/fields studies. He has since devoted himself full-time to producing original art in varied media including sculpture. In 1990, he continued to push the boundaries of mixed media concepts by creating a new art form combining his painting and photography called "Illusionary Images" the first of its kind Series in the art market. Concurrent with his artistic work is Robertís activity as an advocate for nature- in national appearances, speaking engagements, and shows to demonstrate his personal concept and passion for the importance of the natural world and its preservation.

Beginning this commitment at age 16, Robert had his first one-man show in San Francisco and won Californiaís Non-game wildlife Decal competition. By age 18 he had four limited edition prints available in the art market. A year later, Robert became the youngest painter to be juried into Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Exhibition in Wausau, Wisconsin. At twenty-one he was the only undergraduate guest speaker to have a one-man show at Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Robert also was the commissioned artist for the 1989 Idaho Game Stamp and was invited to have a one-man show in Moscow, Russia. He was also a top ten finalist in the Federal Duck Stamp competition three times by the age of twenty-six and was named 1990 Artist of the Year at the San Bernardino County Museumís Wild West Festival, Redlands, California.

Since then, Robert has been honored as Featured Artist as numerous other galleries, shows, and charity events. Most recently, he was chosen as Disney's First featured Artist at their Signature Wine and Food Festival. Other museums, which have exhibited Robert's work includes the Smithsonian, Washington D.C., Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, and the Colorado Historical Museum in Denver. He continues to participate in numerous art shows and exhibitions through the U.S. annually. Over the years, Robert has been featured on TV shows live Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, The Outdoor Channel, Disney TV, local news and other cable shows. In addition, his art has graced the cover and pages of many magazines. Robert art has been used to raise money for numerous organizations like The Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Humane Society, Ducks Unlimited, National Elk Foundation, Safari Club, Make A Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club, The Staples Center Foundation, and many more.

Currently, Robert continues to broaden his artistic horizons by drawing on personal experiences of love and romance, while creating art for two of his new series of paintings entitled "The Taste of Romance", and "Dreamscapes".

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