Léon Coupey: My Dearest Kate
Curator, Hilary Letwin
West Vancouver Art Museum
January 19 - March 12 2022
This is the first major exhibition of the extraordinary postcards my grandfather, Léon Coupey, sent from Paris to his beloved Kate, my grandmother, in London and Paris, between 1902 and 1912. Mostly hidden from view within our family for over 100 years, these postcards were made by Léon for Kate at the turn of the century, during the Edwardian Era in England and La Belle Epoque in France. They constitute a family legacy, an aesthetic legacy, and a testament to their love.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour catalogue with an introduction by Hilary Letwin, and texts by Guy Atkins and Pierre Coupey.