Ann T. Cooper was born in New Orleans in 1935, where she
resided throughout her art career. She studied art at Newcomb College
of Tulane University from which she earned a BFA degree. During her carreer
as a painter and printmaker, she was invited to an appointment on the
executive committee of the Newcomb College Board of Directors.
Cooper's work has been shown extensively in New Orleans,
Washington, D.C., Memphis Tennessee, and Chicago in galleries, juried
shows, and one person invitational shows. Her work is collected in private
and corporate collections throughout the United States and Canada including:
Montreal, Toronto, Maine, Michigan, Kansas, California, Arizona, Florida,
and New York. Major corporations that collect her work include: Mid-South
Utilities Corporation, IBM, Motorola, Xerox, Gulf Oil Corporation, Honeywell,
General Mills and U.S. Steel. Her work is shown in museum permanent collections
including: Eastern Illinois University, Beaumont Museum of Fine Art, and
New Orleans Museum of Art.
Cooper's art is charming, uplifting, well executed fine
art. In her compositions elements are reduced to the simple, pure, color
and design. Bright images are easily recognized because of familiar shapes
and easily associated colors. Both adults and children find delight in
her work. It reflects what Cooper had described as her personal world
view, a dynamic and vibrant vision. Cooper's art style is reminiscent
of Naive art style.
See: Naive and Outside Collection.
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