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PHILIPPA COOPER
&
PETER KELLY

Private View Saturday 5th March 2005 noon - 5.00pm
Wine served - All Works for Sale
Exibition Finishes Sunday 27th March 2005

Where enquiries of prices are made on the gallery, the work is subject to availability and the price to change.

 
     
PHILIPPA COOPER
     
1934
Born, parents John Cooper, painter, teacher and founder of the East London Group, and the painter Phyllis Bray
1949
While at South Hampstead High School, painted wall panels (since destroyed) at Wickham's furniture store in the Mile End Road, Whitechapel
1950-55
With a major state scholarship attended the Slade School of Fine Art, 1950-54, with a postgraduate year, 1954-5. Teachers included William Coldstream, Lucian Freud, BAR (Sam) Carter, John Piper, Edward Ardizzone, Robert Medley and John Buckland Wright
1961-70
Taught at London County Council and Inner London Education Authority Schools, Chiswick Polytechnic and elsewhere
1970-96
Always had a strong interest in architecture. Her first husband was Geoffry Powell, winner of the 1952 Golden Lane housing scheme and founder of Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, architects of the Barbican scheme, City of London. She was for 26 years planning adviser to the Borough of Ealing for the conservation of Bedford Park
     
EXHIBITED
     
1954
Young Contemporaries
1978
A Family of Painters - 3 Generations, Queen Mary College (which she organised)
1987/90
Judd Street Gallery (solo)
1997
Sally Hunter Fine Art and Collyer-Bristow Gallery
1999
Currells, Islington
The Millinery Works
2000
St Raphael Gallery
2001
Grosvenor House (with Noriaki Maeda)
2005
Chappel Galleries (with Peter Kelly, RBA)
   
Philippa Cooper's career, like that of many women artists, has had to accommodate the needs of family life. She had early recognition when the notable painter and critic Patrick Heron drew attention to her work in the New Statesman. During her student days she made some line etchings, landscape and other subjects, and it is a pity that she has not been able to pursue this demanding medium. The Strang Print Room, at the Slade, holds three examples.

She recalls how A H Gerrard, in charge of the Slade School's sculpture department, offered her three radio valves as a subject. Not much magic there, you would think, but she responded with a singularly sensitive image.

The Slade period also produced some interesting oils. Her contribution to the 1953 Football Association competition Football and the Fine Arts, which attracted many notable painters, was a big, lively depiction of a match in action a1 Highbury.

For many years she has chosen to concentrate on landscapes of Britain, Italy and Africa, where she lived for periods, producing watercolours which are delicate anc allusive. They can be most atmospheric, with a fine sense of time and place.

David Buckman, author, The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

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PETER KELLY
     
Peter was educated at the West Ham School of Art and Technology in graphic design and afterwards at the Central School of Art and Design in London. In 1982 he was elected a full member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in 1995 became a member of the Small Paintings Society. From 1957 he pursued a career as a graphic designer, illustrator and painter.
     
1983
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
1986
Finalist Laing Competition
1987/92/
93/ 97/01
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1st Prize 'The Artist' Aquarelle Style Drawing Exhibition Hunting Group Art Prizes National Art Competition (7th/9th/10th - 3 times Finalist)
1989
Highly Commended Laing Competition
1990/91/
05
Chappel Galleries, Essex (Two Persons '05)
Hallam Fine Art Gallery Group Exhibition
1991
Hallam Fine Art Gallery One-Man Exhibition - Amsterdam
Daler-Rowney Award Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
Higgs & Hill Bursary Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
1991/92/
96/97
Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition (Collins & Brown Award '96 'Picture that impressed me most')
1991-93
Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Group Exhibition
Roy Miles Gallery Group Exhibition
1991/93
Adam Gallery, Bath, Group Exhibition (Two-Man Exh. '93)
Chappel Galleries, Essex
1992-00
Waterman Fine Art LId Group Exhibition (Two-Man Exh. '99/0ne-Man '00)
1992/93/
96-01/03
John Adams Fine Art One-Man Exhibitions
1992-94
Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
Pro Arte Brush Award - Britain's Painters Exhibition
1993
Jeffrey Archer Prize, Royal Watercolour Society Open
1993/94
Llewellyn Alexander Group Exhibition (Two-Man Exh. '94)
1995
American Express Best New Painting, Discerning Eye Exhibition
1995-97/
00/04
Essex Open, Beecroft Art Gallery (5 times Prizewinner)
1995/97/00
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton Mixed Exhibition
1996
HSBC Investment Bank LId Award, Discerning Eye Exhibition
1997
De Laslo Medal, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
1997/98
Thompson's Gallery, Dover Street Group Exhibition (Two-Man Exhibition '98)
1997/00-03
The Discerning Eye Exhibition (South-East Regional Prize '02) (Chairman's Prize '01) (lng Barings Charterhouse Securities Prize '00)
1998/04
Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh Group Exhibition (One-Man Exhibition '04)
1999/00/
02-04
Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone Group Exhibition
Small Paintings Society Group Exhibition - Piers Feetham
1999-04
W H Patterson Ltd
2000
Small Paintings Society Group Exhibition - Piers Feetham Gallery
2000/03
Langham Fine Art Mixed Exhibition, Suffolk
2001
Bruton Street Gallery, Mayfair, Solo Exhibition
Laing 'Seascape and Landscape' Exhibition
2001/02/04
Langham Fine Art Mixed Exhibition, Suffolk
2001-03
Thompson's The City Gallery, Mixed Exhibition
The Medici Gallery, Mayfair Mixed Exhibition
Small Paintings Society Group Exhibition, Hawker Gallery, Aylesbury
2002
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton Mixed Exhibition Patchings 2002 Exhibition 'The Artist'
Small Paintings Society Group Exhibition, Chappel Galleries, Essex
2002-04
New English Art Club Exhibition
2003
RBA Exhibition (Fabricca Prize)
2004
Catto Gallery, Hampstead Two-Man Exhibition
RBA Exhibition (Most Creative Painting Prize)
Oakham Galleries, St James's, Mixed Exhibition
Small Paintings Society Group Exhibition, Duncan Miller, Hampstead
   
In these paintings Peter Kelly once again demonstrates the meticulous austere draughtsmanship which characterises his treatment of interiors, landscapes and still life. His preference for a calm tonal palette and mastery of contrasted light gives the work an aura of quiet contemplative restraint reminiscent of the Dutcl and Scandinavian Schools.

 

 
 
 
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