Cooper, Ann T: 1935 - 2005 (USA)

The Artist:

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.

The 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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Ann T. Cooper.18/150. Sleeping Sheep Sunning. Serigraph. The paper size is 30" x 30". The serigraph was acquired in 1979. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. Sleeping Sheep Sunning is a particularly delightful example of Cooper's work, at the height of her career. In it fleecy sheep are sunning on the steepness of a mountainside by the sea, with waves of fleece warmed by the golden rays of sunlight. Colors are bright and vibrant. This piece is a perfect companion to the artwork discussed below; Parakeets, Cooper283. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in excellent condition. Close-Up

$650.

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Ann T. Cooper. 195/200. Parakeets. Serigraph. The paper size is 30" x 24". The serigraph was acquired in 1979. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. Parakeets is a classic delightful example of Cooper's work, at the height of her career. In it five love birds and seven beautiful butterflies dance across a page filled with wonderful daisies, tree leaves, and branches, in the midst of a marvelous red forest. Colors are bright and vibrant. This piece is a perfect companion to the artwork shown directly above; Sleeping Sheep Sunning, Cooper 284. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in excellent condition. Close-Up

$650.






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