Hilary Cooper’s portraits are grounded in traditional classical training but with a more modernist and vibrant handling of color, line and brushstroke. Her influences range from Goya to Alice Neel. Her works are paintings as much as portraits.
The child of foreign service officers, Hilary grew up abroad. Formative years were spent gazing at portraits in England’s National Portrait Gallery. Later she spent a semester soaking up the contemporary art scene at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In the U.S., she attended Oldfields School, Mount Holyoke College, the Art Students League and National Academy.
Her work has been widely exhibited. In particular a project, Divided Portraits: Identity and Disability toured the country and resulted in a book of the same title.
Watercolor on paper.
22" x 18" Framed.
Silver painted wood frame.
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