William Arthur Cooper
(1895 - 1974)
William Arthur Cooper was active/lived in South Carolina, North Carolina. William Cooper is known for racial themed paintings, black caricature.
Biography William Arthur Cooper
Though he lacked any formal art training, artist-minister William Arthur Cooper used his paintings and his pastorate to alleviate racial prejudices he believed were often caused by the perpetuation of hurtful stereotypes in black caricatures. Convinced of art's potential to educate, Cooper sought to depict truths about the black experience by painting portraits of African Americans in a way that conveyed the unique character of each subject.
Born on his family's farm in Hillsboro, North Carolina, Cooper had a humble childhood. He attended local schools, including the Normal and Industrial School at High Point, until he was able to enroll in the National Religious Training School in Durham, North Carolina (now North Carolina Central U
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