Eileen Cooper RA
£1,250 unframed + VAT
£1,500 framed + VAT
4 Plate Lithograph on 300gsm Somerset Satin Paper
Produced by Paupers Press
62 x 75 cm.
Edition of 50. Shipping POA.
Signed and Numbered by the Artist
We are proud to introduce The Bridgeman Folio. This limited edition Folio features specially commissioned lithographs made in conjunction with the acclaimed Pauper Press by 6 Royal Academicians; Bill Jacklin, Vanessa Jackson, Cathie Pilkington, Eileen Cooper, Stephen Farthing and Paul Huxley. Bridgeman Images will be donating 10% of profits to the RA Schools. The Paupers Press is a fine art print and publishing studio that works with many leading and emerging contemporary artists. The studio, based in Hoxton, London, was opened in 1986 and works both by commission directly from artists and galleries, as well as publishing under their own name. Their notable artists include Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Paula Rego, Grayson Perry, Chris Ofili, Eileen Cooper and Craigie Aitchinson, to name but a few.
Sometimes described as a magic realist, Eileen Cooper (b. 1953) brings an unapologetically female perspective to her subject-matter, which encompasses sexuality, motherhood, life and death. She studied at Goldsmiths College from 1971-1974. Senior members of staff at that time included Bert Irvin RA, Basil Beattie RA and Michael Craig Martin RA. She went on to study Painting at the Royal College of Art under Peter de Francia, graduating in 1977 and soon began to exhibit her work. During the 1980s she became a major figure, well known and regarded for her strong and passionate figuration. Cooper has always taught part time in numerous institutions including St Martins, Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. She became a Royal Academician in 2000 and from 2010-2017 served as Keeper of the Royal Academy, the first woman to be elected to this role since the Academy began in 1768.