Cooper, Albert C.

Date: 1890-1989

Albert Cooper became an apprentice printer when he was 14 while attending evening classes at University College Reading. At these classes, he developed an interest in graphic design and illustration. Cooper worked for various local printing companies, and joined the Golden Cockerel Press in 1922.  

He is known for his depiction of figures, genre painting, and woodcuts. He exhibited with the Society of Wood Engravers as well as being part of an exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in 1928. He also won prizes for his art at local shows.  

Although Cooper moved away from Reading in 1924, but continued to attend art classes at the University. He was a member of Reading Guild of Artists as well as a founder of the Twyford and Ruscombe Art Group.  

The University Art Collection holds multiple works by Albert Cooper. 

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