Michael Cooper FRBS (b.1944)
Carrara marble, signed with monogram.
Michael Cooper’s ouvre covers animal, bird and the human figure, large and small scale carvings in marble, stone and bronze.
Born in Dublin in 1944, Michael studied at a Heatherly’s School of Art and then under Anthony Gray.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, Cooper has exhibited since 1974, in a wide variety of venues including London and Jersey Zoos, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Royal Academy of Arts, Gloucester Cathedral Crucible exhibitions and Gallery Pangolin. Large scale commissions include a reclining figure in Travertine marble for Covent Garden and more recently three bears in Belgian Fossil Marble for Bicester Village. He was also commissioned to sculpt a large black marble gorilla for the late Lord Carrington's garden.
Coopers sculptures are characterised by their smooth surfaces which are very tactile and flow with the form of each piece.