Michael Cooper NEAC
The Pathetic Fallacy
We create myths and metaphors to live by. In painting and the arts generally, one of them is landscape, the natural landscape; a recent phenomenon that reflects the inner self.
Oil on stretched canvas, or prepared panels with chalk based gesso. Attention given to surface texture. Tools, brushes, spatulas, pallet knives, tonking, etc, sometimes acrylic on a small scale.
1943 Born in Birmingham
1959 Moved to Brighton
1961 Worked with St John James Drinkwater Earp – Surrealist Painter and picture restorer in his studio in Brighton
1971 Moved to Lewes as an artist, picture restorer for various commercial galleries, also in Milan
1986to 1990 Founded Star Workshops and Studios with wife Patricia Cooper
1990 Founded Star Gallery with Patricia Cooper. The gallery exhibited work by local artists and later Royal Academy artists such as Sir Hugh Casson, Henry Moore, Paula Rego, Christopher Le Brun
2014 Awarded Doreen McIntosh Prize (1st prize), New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition
1984, 1986, 1994 Summer Exhibitions at The Royal Academy
Various group exhibitions in the UK
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