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.