Lou Koppel is a self-taught metal and mixed-media sculptor living in the Upstate region of South Carolina. His modern, evocative art is inspired by sights seen during his extensive foreign travel and by early twentieth century masterworks created by Constructivist and Bauhaus artists. He uses modern materials such as anodized aluminum and carbon fiber; he employs unique forming and joining techniques of his own development. His finished and custom-ordered pieces provide visual focal points in home, office and outdoor-living environments.
In addition to giving numerous presentations of his art in a variety of venues, he teaches popular art history classes at Clemson University’s Lifelong Learning Institute and hosts the Arts and Culture portion of the Leadership Pendleton program. He was the founder of the successful Art Gallery on Pendleton Square, a cooperative visual-arts gallery in Pendleton SC.