Alexander Cooper: 50 Years of Creating Art

Karin Wilson Edmonds (Yardedge) recently featured Alexander Cooper, who, after a long absence from the exhibition scene, is “back in full force.” He recently celebrated his 50-year milestone of creating art with the exhibition “50 Years – Then and Now,” which opened on August 16, 2012, and is still on view at the Mutual Gallery. The gallery is located at 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica.

[. . .] Alexander Cooper is well known as a recorder of Jamaica’s community life. His paintings capture the traditional folkways of the Jamaican people, their habits, rituals and social mores. As no other Jamaican painter, he captures the aliveness of the people through portraying their body movements and the alacrity of their step. In portraying the developments that have taken place over the years, the current exhibition depicts the history of the way of life of a people.

Alexander Cooper is among the first graduates of the then Jamaica School of Art, now the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. He pursued his craft at the Art Students’ League and the School of Visual Arts in New York before returning to Jamaica and settle permanently to a long career in Painting.

For more information, you may contact The Mutual Gallery at (876) 929-4302. Ask for Gilou Bauer or Keisha Lee Campbell.

[Shown above: Alexander’s “Reconstruction of the Airport Road”]

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