Born in Philadelphia in 1856, Cooper moved to Santa Barbara in 1921. He was a dedicated world traveler, as is reflected in his many paintings. The ones featured in this exhibition chronicle a range of his travel adventures—from famous and exotic landmarks, to quiet pastoral valleys, and everywhere in between. What makes Cooper’s paintings so unique is the fact that he would often paint on site, capturing fleeting moments of light and impressions of time. This spontaneity is why he is often considered to be one of the most admired American Impressionists.
His work is showcased in several national museums—including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York—and is sought after by collectors from coast to coast.
Explore, network, and celebrate art at the exhibition’s opening on March 1, which is also downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday, a monthly celebration of art and culture in the heart of downtown.
Sullivan Goss Gallery is located at 11 E. Anapamu St. For more information, visit www.sullivangoss.com
— Jessica Morelli