Portrait and landscape painter, born in Tettenhall, Staffordshire, who studied at Bilston School of Art and Royal College of Art, graduating in 1911. Served in Artists’ Rifles in World War I. He was elected RBA in 1914. In 1921 Cooper’s picture London from an Airship was a notable feature of the RA Summer Exhibition and three years later he won an Hon. Mention at Paris Salon. Also showed Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, ROI, RI and Goupil Gallery. King George VI and Sir Winston Churchill were among Cooper’s portrait subjects. Lived in London and was a member of Chelsea Arts Club.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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