Eileen Cooper RA British, b. 1953

Eileen Cooper RA OBE, Contemporary British Artist and Royal Academician.


This important artist, whose work is instantly recognizable, is a key member of the British art establishment. Her work is incorporated in many public collections, notably the British Museum, Imperial College, the Arts Council Collection and the V&A. Elected a royal academician in 2001, in 2011 Eileen Cooper became the first woman to be appointed 'keeper' of the Royal Academy of Arts since it's inception. A print maker and painter, her stylised work is rooted in a figurative tradition, characterized by the use of bold linearity and formal composition. Narratives abound, her protagonists are surrounded by imagery that often suggest tension, the female form is always Eileen’s starting point.