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Sometimes described as a magic realist, Eileen Cooper brings an unapologetically female perspective to her subject matter. Her concerns are as relevant and timeless as those of the human spirit itself, encompassing sexuality, motherhood, life and death. In the 'True Story' Series of four monotypes Eileen Cooper RA tangles her figures with a painterly touch, enjoying the fluidity of the brush and ink that brings freshness to the printed surface. The images are playful, each resonating with a different light, from 'Morning' to 'Night'.

Eileen Cooper was born 1953 in Glossop, UK. She studied at Goldsmiths College from 1971-1974 and went on to study Painting at the Royal College of Art, 1974 - 1977. During the 1980s she became a major figure, well known and regarded for her strong and passionate figuration.

Eileen Cooper is an elected Royal Academician (since 2000) and between 2010 - 2017 was the first woman Keeper of the Royal Academy.

Arts Council Collection, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, British Council, British Museum, Imperial College, London, Kunsthalle, Nuremberg, Germany, Manchester Art Galleries, MIMA, Middlesborough, New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, Newport Art Gallery, Open University, Milton Keynes, Pallant House Gallery, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Collection, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, University of Warwick Art Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Walpole Library, Yale University, USA, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Rosa Solo by Eileen Cooper RA



Rosa Solo, 2018


73 x 57 cm

On Japanese paper


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