Jessie Cooper

1932 - 2013

Artist biography

Jessie Cooper was a visual artist, Born in 1932, Jessie Cooper passed away in 2013. Also born in 1932 and of this same generation are Charlotte Amévor, John Berkley, Edouard Bollaert, Fontana Arte, and Cao Jianfeng.

Further Biographical Context for Jessie Cooper

Jessie Cooper was born in 1932 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Jessie Cooper

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