Following his death in 2008, Koropp’s daughter, Daryl Fischer of Grand Haven, retrieved a stockpile of her father’s remaining prints and negatives from a Colorado storage unit. Although she and her husband filled a trailer, it was not until their return home that Fischer grasped the full magnitude of the inventory.
In addition to scores of framed and matted prints and boxes of negatives, Fischer discovered a large body of pristine, unframed signed and numbered limited edition prints in envelopes. She opted to gift a number of those prints to GVSU.
“I know my father would be very pleased about this gift,” Fischer said. “Aside from taking photographs, his greatest passion was sharing them with others and I can think of no better place to do that than on a university campus.”
A subsection of 20 prints from that gift make up the exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display in the Red Wall Gallery of Lake Ontario Hall at GVSU’s Allendale campus from Aug. 26 through Oct. 14. A reception with the artist’s wife, Phyllis Koropp — also a photographer — will be held there at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.
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