In 1993, John Copenhaver and Joel Fletcher formed Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art, specializing in American and European modern figural art of the 20th and 21st centuries. They deal privately and also exhibit at a number of major antique and design shows throughout the United States, traveling to Europe at least once a year in search of interesting inventory.  John Copenhaver is a Virginia native with degrees in art education and was also an artist himself.  Joel Fletcher, a Louisiana native, has been an art dealer for more than 40 years and has lived, studied and collected art abroad in Italy, France and England.

Fletcher curated and wrote the catalogue for the 1976 Bicentennial exhibition: America Through European Eyes: The Graphic Image, which was shown in several venues around the state of Louisiana. He and Copenhaver co-curated the exhibition Moses Soyer: My Message is People in 1996 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the Polk Museum in Lakeland, Florida. They also co-curated the exhibition Moses Soyer: From Social Realism to Romantic Realism at the Ridderhof-Martin Gallery of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2001.

Fletcher and Copenhaver also helped to organize the exhibition, curated by James Abbott titled Alix Aymé: European Perception and Asian Poeticism at the Evergreen Museum & Library of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  Fletcher wrote the principal essay for the exhibition catalogue.  A documentary film about Aymé’s extraordinary art and life is currently being planned.

Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art have a wonderful Facebook page in addition to their website. Come see all the superb European art treasures at Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art’s booth at this year’s Main Line Antiques Show.

John Copenhaver and Joel Fletcher, on a recent buying trip, in front of one of their favorite places for lunch in Paris, Le Café Sevigné in the Marais.

John Copenhaver and Joel Fletcher, on a recent buying trip, in front of one of their favorite places for lunch in Paris, Le Café Sevigné in the Marais.

Joel Fletcher & John Copenhaver with French Ambassador François Delattre and Mme. Delattre, surrounded by works by Alix Aymé, at the opening of the Washington Winter Antiques Show.

Joel Fletcher & John Copenhaver with French Ambassador François Delattre and Mme. Delattre, surrounded by works by Alix Aymé, at the opening of the Washington Winter Antiques Show.

James Abbott, Director and Curator of the Evergreen Museum & Library, choosing works for the exhibition: Alix Aymé: European Perception and Asian Poeticism.

James Abbott, Director and Curator of the Evergreen Museum & Library, choosing works for the exhibition: Alix Aymé: European Perception and Asian Poeticism.