Gerald Cooper



Artist's Biography & Works For Sale


Gerald Cooper was born in 1898 in West Bromwich, to a photographer father. Hewas the eldest of seven siblings. He served in the Great War with the Observer Corps and then with the Royal Flying Corps and following the end of the war, began his artistic tutelage firstly at the Bromwich School of Art, then at the Royal College of Art under Sir William Rothenstein (1872–1945). His Contemporaries there included Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Charles Tunnicliffe as well as his future wife Muriel Minter. 

Cooper and his wife set up home in Wimbledon and in 1924 he joined the staff of the Wimbledon School of Art. He became the principal in 1930 and held the post until 1964. Cooper exhibited a diverse range of subjects in the Royal Academy and at the New English Art Club.

His paintings are in numerous private and public collections including municipal galleries at Stoke, Nottingham and Bradford.

We also wish to buy original oil paintings by Gerald Cooper, so if you have one for sale, please contact us for a free appraisal.