Carl Copeland Jr.
“It is sad that Louisiana has lost such an extraordinary and colorful leader.”
Set designer for Midlands arts groups
With his gray hair and neatly trimmed beard, Carl Copeland Jr. looked the part of an artist and a sailor -- and he was both.
He died Sunday at 67.
Copeland for a time lived on his boat on Lake Murray. He later turned a huge chicken barn near Lexington into a home and studio.
'He went sailing last week --had on his pirate cap and everything,' said Olaf Wenger,who had worked with Copeland on various projects for seven years.
Copeland designed sets for local theaters, dance and opera companies, did work on several movies and painted murals. He could design for just about anything. Read more
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#1 May 3, 2008
After doing a search for Carl I am deeply saddened to come across his obituary. I knew Carl in Columbia in 1978 or so. I even have a great photo of us together. I would love to hear back from anyone else who knew him and more about him. He was a very kind and giving person who took care of others in a completely trustworthy way.
#2 May 3, 2008
I failed to post which Carl I am speaking about. It is Carl Copeland, the art and set designer for movies and theatrical sets.
#3 Apr 13, 2012
I was a good friend of Carl's - we worked on a film together called "The Gardner's Son" in 1976. I too had been trying to contact him and found out from a mutual friend of his passing. He was indeed a very special and unique man with a heart of gold and I am deeply saddened to hear of his death.
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