Thomas Sidney Cooper
(1803 - 1902)
Thomas Sidney Cooper was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Thomas Cooper is known for bucolic landscape painting with cattle.
Biography Thomas Sidney Cooper
In his hometown of Canterbury, England, Thomas Sidney Cooper became one
of England's most prominent mid 19th century painters, with his
signature work being bucolic landscapes with cattle and sheep.
He began painting in Canterbury as an employee of a carriage painter
and also in the theatre as a painter of backdrops. His talent was
recognized, and he was invited to become a student at the Royal Academy
in London, where he was especially encouraged by portrait painter Sir
Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).
Cooper also spent four years in Brussels. There he became very
impressed with the painting of peaceful landscape and marine genre
scenes of Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691 and other Dutch Old Masters,
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