Eileen Cooper

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Eileen Cooper RA
Born (1953-06-10) 10 June 1953 (age 63)
Nationality British
Known for Contemporary painter and printmaker
Website Official website

Eileen Cooper OBE RA (born 10 June 1953[1]) is an English contemporary painter and printmaker,[2] who makes stylised paintings of women or couples, often featuring unexpected animals (particularly a tiger). She was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, and studied at Goldsmiths College, London from 1971 to 1974 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1974 to 1977.

Cooper was elected to the Royal Academy on 24 May 2001,[3] and in 2011 she became the first woman to be elected Keeper at the Royal Academy.[4]

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to the arts and arts education.[5]


  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014. Miss Eileen Cooper, painter; Keeper of the Royal Academy, 60 
  2. ^ Eileen Cooper, ianstarr.com, accessed May 2010
  3. ^ Eileen Cooper, Royal Academy, accessed May 2010
  4. ^ "Eileen Cooper RA". Royal Academy. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "(Supplement) no. 61608". The London Gazette. 11 June 2016. p. B11. 

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