Louis Copt Biography

Louis Copt has been painting since 1973.  He received a BA in art from Emporia (Kansas) State University in 1971.  He also studied at the Art Students League in New York, and recently was the focus of a feature article in American Artist, which is based in New York and is one of the oldest art publications in the country.

Louis’ work has been featured three times in The Artist’s Magazine, and three times he has won their award for Top Finalist in the Landscape Division.  His work is owned by private collectors nationally, and he has executed several regional, public commissions as well as having his work included in the Kansas State University’s Beach Museum.

Louis has written articles for The Artist’s Magazine, the Lawrence Journal World, and the Topeka Capital Journal.  He has also exhibited with galleries in Germany, Maine, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Wichita.  

He has lived and traveled extensively in Europe, and has led groups of students on extended painting trips to France.  In addition he has traveled with the Kansas Geological Survey on a photographic expedition through the Grand Canyon, serving as the official artist for the trip.

Louis primarily paints in oil, which he feels gives his work the depth, drama and visual resonance that it is noted for.