He first became interested in art when, as a boy, he picked up a correspondence course in art discarded by his brother. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with honors in 1914. Epperly entered military service in 1918, spending the next few years in England and France.
In France, he visited the Louvre and other museums and determined to return some day to study. Epperly, an accomplished artist in many areas, gained his greatest recognition as a portrait painter. Among his commissions were a portrait of Pope John XXIII and the family of former Ambassador Carlos Romulo in the Philippines. Today his work can be found in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery and in many private collections. The item "VINTAGE ANTIQUE AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SMITHSONIAN CHICAGO ARTIST NUDE PAINTING" is in sale since Wednesday, January 6, 2021.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "theprimitivefold" and is located in Villa Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.