Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art
Cordray Parker (1934-2007)

Parker was a sculptor and architect who lived and worked in Bessemer, Alabama. He received a degree in architecture from Auburn University and then studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and Vienna, Austria. He and his wife, a noted watercolorist, taught at the Indian Hills School in Birmingham. He also taught a drawing class at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

His many bronzes include: A statue of S. Richardson Hill, Jr. at the University of Alabama, Birmingham*** A statue of Tinsley Harrison at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (1987)*** A ceremonial mace for The University of Alabama at Birmingham (1989)*** “In Memory of the Six Million,” Temple Emanu-El, Birmingham*** “Nike (Winged Victory,” Birmingham Botanical Gardens (1991)*** Chancel Cross, All Saints Episcopal Church, Birmingham (1992)*** “Discovery,” Birmingham Children’s Hospital (dedicated 2008)


Figure Study

Cordray Parker 1934-2007
Figure Study

Charcoal drawing
Signed and dated, lower right: “Cordray 87”
Provenance: Acquired from the artist
Sheet size: 17¾ X 11¾ inches
Frame Size: 25⅝ X 18¼ inches
FC15005   $750
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Reclining Male Figure

Cordray Parker 1934-2007
Reclining Male Figure

Charcoal drawing
Signed, lower right: “Cordray Parker”
Provenance: Acquired from the artist
Sheet size: 12 X 19½ inches
Frame Size: 19¼ X 26¼ inches
Exhibited: Drawings, A Collector’s Choice, European & American, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century, Bedford Gallery, Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, 20 January – 15 February, 1986
FC15004   $750
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