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b. 1953, United Kingdom

Eileen Cooper Biography

Eileen Cooper was born in 1953, in Glossop in the Derbyshire Peak District. She studied at Goldsmiths School of Art from 1971 until 1974, before completing an MA in painting at the Royal College of Art in 1977.

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Cooper rose to prominence as an artist in the 1980s, during which time she also held teaching posts at both St Martins School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Throughout her career, Cooper has made figurative paintings that encompass themes of fertility, sexuality, motherhood, life and death. As well as the female figure, animals and objects enter Cooper's compositions, often playing symbolic or totemic roles.

Her motif-filled imagery has often been described as magical realism, although she has cited Indian, Persian and Egyptian art as influences on her paintings. Her rich and sometimes expressionistic use of colour, as well as her use of strong and simplified line has been likened to the works of Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin, as well as to Expressionists Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Cooper became a Royal Academician in 2001 and served as Keeper of the Royal Academy between 2010 and 2017. She has had numerous international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts and Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Her work is held in several important collections including The Arts Council Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Museum, London.

Eileen Cooper Featured Artworks

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Every Mother's Son by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperEvery Mother's Son, 2019Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
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The Painted Man by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperThe Painted Man, 2019Oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
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Believe by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperBelieve, 2019Oil on canvas
30 x 36 inches
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Secret Garden by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperSecret Garden, 2019Oil on canvas
54 x 66 inches
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The Food of Love by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperThe Food of Love, 2019Oil on canvas
60 x 42 inches
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Child by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperChild, 2019Oil on canvas
30 x 20 inches
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Sentimental Mood by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperSentimental Mood, 2019Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
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Lipstick by Eileen Cooper contemporary artwork
Eileen CooperLipstick, 2019Oil on canvas
36 x 30 inches
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Eileen Cooper Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Eileen Cooper, Personal Space at Huxley-Parlour, London
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17 October–16 November 2019 Eileen Cooper Personal Space Huxley-Parlour, London

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