Richard T Cooper, 1884-1957
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5759
Richard T Cooper
Richard Cooper was educated at Tonbridge School and first studied art in Paris at Jullien's Atelier.
In World War One he was an infantryman and official war artist for the Graphic. He worked on camouflage with Solomon J Solomon for which he was awarded an MBE.
After the war he became a poster artist working for the British Empire Exhibition (at Wembley in 1924), the Empire Marketing Board, Gilbey's, Union Castle (Shipping) Line and Royal Mail (Shipping) Line.
His posters were particularly noted for their historical detail. Cooper had a particular interest in costume and uniforms and had an extensive personal collection. He exhibited occasionally at the Royal Academy and the Society of Portrait Painters. He also illustrated several books including a series for the Great Western Railway. Cooper lived at Little Venice, London, where he had a large studio.
His nephew informed the museum that he remembers Cooper painting individual place mats for the family members at Christmas.
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- Designed posters for the Underground Group : 1924-1935