(1890 - 1964)
Austin Cooper was active/lived in Quebec, Manitoba / England, Canada. Austin Cooper is known for abstract expressionist painting, collage, printmaking, commercial art, teaching.
Photo by Sidney Carter (c.1920) courtesy Archives Canada.
Biography Austin Cooper
Austin Cooper was a painter, commercial artist and educator. He's best known as the creator of avant-garde travel posters for British railway and steamship companies.
Born in Souris, Manitoba, Canada, a town about 140 miles west of Winnipeg, he died in London, England, where he appears to have lived and worked for most of his life. While a child, he moved with his family to Cardiff, Wales (1896) and returned to Canada in the early 1910s. He worked in Montreal as an interior decorator and commercial artist for a few years before his military service in World War I (1915 - 1919). Some sources note that he resumed work in Montreal, Quebec after the war; however, he was living in London, England by 1922. (1)
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