Henry Coupe

Henry Coupe

Born: May 6 1924.  Married Ann McGivern in 1950.

Studied painting at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute School of Art, Utica, New York, under Oscar Weissbuch (a Hans Hoffman student), 1944-1948.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies, Utica College of Syracuse University, 1956.

Studied painting under Ralph Wickiser, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1959.

Studied painting under Robert Sullins, State University of New York at Oswego, 1962.

Affiliated with Fontana Gallery, Narberth, Pennsylvania, from 1960 until 1976.

Member of Aegis Gallery, 89 East Tenth Street, New York City from 1964 to 1968.

Member of Brata Gallery, 36 Avenue, New York City from 1968 through 1971.

Art teacher in the Utica Public School system from 1955 until retirement in 1976.


 http://thedorseypost.com/?p=4078  “A Coupe For Viridian” by Dave Dorsey, Jan 2, 2014

Solo shows: 

Fontana Gallery, Narberth, Pennsylvania, 1960, 1961, 1968, 1970.
Aegis Gallery, New York City, 1965, 1966, Spring, 1967, Fall, 1967.
Brata Gallery, New York City, 1969, 1970, 1971.
Vaccarino Contemporary Art Gallery, Florence, Italy, 1971.
Bowery Gallery, 171 Wooster Street, New York City, Invitational One-man Show, May 21-June 9, 1993.
Bowery Gallery, Invitational One-man Show, June 10-June 29, 1994.
John David Gallery, Warren St., Hudson, New York, June 21- July 15, 2012.

Group Shows:

Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Art:  USA 58; Fontana Gallery, Aegis Gallery, Edward W. Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Three-man show and “20th Century Art from the Permanent Collection,” 11/16/85-2/13/86; Epilepsy Foundation at John McEnroe Gallery, New York City, 11/19/96 and 01/11/98 – 1/17/98; NEBA at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 10/13/04 -11/21/04; 50th National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, New York, 06/26- 7/13/05; 2 paintings, VSAarts, John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Washington, D.C., 06/05- 6/29/06; Merrill Lynch exhibit at The World Financial Center, NYC, 10/19/06; 12 paintings in group exhibit, “6 Over 70,” CCVA Logan Galleries, Chautauqua, 08/12-8/23/07; 51st National Exhibition of American Art, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, New York 6/22-7/15/08; 3 paintings, VACI Members Gallery, Chautauqua, 08/16-8/26/09; 13 paintings included in VSAarts international exhibition, “Revealing Culture,” at Smithsonian’s International Gallery, Washington, D.C., June through September, 2010; MWPAI “Wedded Perfection,” Exhibition, 06/19-09/18/11.


Honorable Mention in Viridian Artists 24th Annual International Juried Exhibition juried by Elisabeth Sussman (Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art)  June 2012, Viridian Artists, Chelsea NYC.

Subagh Winkelstern and Subagh Khalsa Award, 51st National Exhibition of American Art,  Strohl Center, Chautauqua, New York, June 2008.


Mr. Robert Joffrey, Joffrey Ballet.
Ms. Debranne Cingari, Westion, Connecticut.
Mr. H. Justin, New York, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, North Tonawanda, New York.
Munson- Williams-Proctor Institute Permanent Collection
Dr. Willi Bongard, Hamburg, Germany.
Dr. and Mrs. William H. Hampton, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Kushner, bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Edward Bellet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Jerome Finkelstein, Utica, New York.
Mrs. Hawthorne Hurst, Winter Park, Florida.
Judge and Mrs. Richard Cardamone, Clinton, New York
Paul D. Schweizer, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, MWPAI,
Dr. Patrick A. Costello, New Hartford, New York,
Mr. Albert Pylinski, Edmeston, New York,
Dr. and Mrs. Nelson Sanchez, Oak Brook, Illinois,
among others.


Arts Magazine, September- October, 1965, page 68.
Art News, Summer, 1965 with Reproduction, page 22.
Art News, April 1967, page 10.
Art News, December 1967, page 14.
Art News, Summer, 19698, page 13.
Art News, April 1970, page 16.
Chautauqua Daily, Weekend Edition, July 5 and 6, 2008 page B2.

Color Reproductions: 

“The Christian Science Monitor”
July 20, 1993.
Nov. 26, 1993.
March 15, 1995.
April 17, 1995.
October 5, 1995.
May 13, 1996.