John Coplans was born in 1920 in London, UK. He has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1981); Musée National d’Art Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (1995); Reykjavík Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006); and Whitney Museum, New York, NY (2016). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Prospect Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1989); Multiple Images: Photographs Since 1965 From the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1993); California Context, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (2007); and Talking Bodies – Körperbilder im Plakat, Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, Switzerland (2024). Coplans died in 2003 in Manhattan, NY.
Bio updated as of 2023.