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24. Eileen Cooper, OBE RA

Private View

Estimate: £200 - 300

Etching on paper
Image: 20 x 12.5 cm.
Sheet: 51 x 38 cm.
Created in 2004 
This work is number 32 from an edition of 100. 

Eileen Cooper OBE RA, became a Royal Academician in 2001 and served as Keeper of the Royal Academy between 2010-2017 - she was the first woman in the history of the Academy to do so.

As a British painter and print-maker she rose to prominence in the 1980s as a key champion of figurative art. Her work has always drawn on personal experience for subject matter, often focusing on her identity as a woman. This can be seen in Private View which explores the perception of women in art and the art world.

Eileen graduated from Gold­smiths College in 1974 and then from the Royal College of Art in 1977. Throughout her career, she tutored at many institutions including: St Martins, Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools.

Paintings In Hospitals
This work is sold to benefit the UK arts-in-health charity, Paintings in Hospitals. Their mission is to transform the UK's health by using world-class art to inspire hope and boost wellbeing for patients, carers and communities. They loan artwork to healthcare and social care institutions and run a series of activates to benefit health and wellbeing. 

23 Mar Mar 23

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU