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Cooper, Cecil. (b. Great Valley, Jamaica, West Indies, 1946; active Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, 2007)
 

Bibliography and Exhibitions

MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Kingston (Jamaica). Contemporary Jamaican Artists Association.
CECIL COOPER.
1970.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Contemporary Jamaican Artists Association.
CECIL COOPER.
1967.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Frame Art Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
1992.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Frame Centre Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
1994.
Exhib. cat., illus.

Kingston (Jamaica). John Peartree Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
1980.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Kingston Parish Library.
CECIL COOPER.
1968.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Makonde Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
1991.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Mutual Life Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
1996.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Mutual Life Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
1999.
Solo exhibition.

Kingston (Jamaica). Mutual Life Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
2004.
Solo exhibition.

New York (NY). Savacou Gallery.
CECIL COOPER.
1993.
Solo exhibition.

New York (NY). Savacou Gallery.
CECIL COOPER: Recent Paintings.
2003.
Solo exhibition.

Ocho Rios (Jamaica). Harmony Hall.
CECIL COOPER.
1986.
Solo exhibition.

Omaha (NE). Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University.
CECIL COOPER: Journey of Transcendence.
1999.
Solo exhibition.

GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

ARCHER-STRAW, PETRINE and KIM ROBINSON.
Jamaican Art: An Overview, With a Focus on Fifty Artists.
LMH Books, 1990.
157 pp., illus. Preface by David Boxer. Sq. 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed.

BOXER, DAVID and VEERLE POUPEYE.
Modern Jamaican Art.
Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 1998.
192 pp., 134 full-page color illus., 14 text illus. In color and b&w, exhibs., bibliog. Overview of the chronology and development of modern Jamaican art into the nineties, including biographical information on eighty-two artists (over 50 are of African descent). Artists include: Carl Abrahams, Albert Artwell, David Boxer, Hope Brooks, Clinton Brown, Everald Brown, Eric Cadien, Benjamin Campbell, Charles Campbell, Margaret Chen, Albert Chong, Alexander Cooper, Cecil Cooper, Makandal Dada, Leonard Daley, Ras Dizzy, John Dunkley, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Milton Harley, Fitzroy Harrack, Anna Henriques, Albert Huie, Eugene Hyde, Alan "Zion" Johnson, William Woody Joseph, Kapo (Mallica Reynolds), Kofi Kayiga, Peter Wayne Lewis, Prudence Lovell, Edna Manley, Alvin Mariott, Errol Mckenzie, David Miller, Sr., David Miller, Jr., Ronald Moody, Petrona Morrison, Eugene Palmer, Winston Patrick, David Pottinger, K. Khalfani Ra, Omari S. Ra, Tehuti Ra, Roy Reid, Stafford Schliefer, Dawn Scott, Gaston Tabois, Nari Ward, Barrington Watson, Osmond Watson, Stanford Watson, Doc Williamson. 4to (30 cm.), red cloth, d.j. First ed.

BROOKLYN (NY). Brooklyn Museum of Art, Community Gallery.
Contemporary Caribbean Artists.
1975.
Group exhibition. Included: Cecil Cooper, et al.

BROOKLYN (NY). Brooklyn Museum of Art, Community Gallery.
West Indian-American Artists.
October 31-December 5, 1976.
4 pp. brochure. Included: Aubrey Baker, Victor Bloise Jr., Muriel Bushelle, Cecil Cooper, George Ford, Waveney Hall, Clifford Hobbs, Michael Hurley, Jenneveve Johnson, Carmen Loving, Carlton Murrell, Vincent Smith, Brenda Stoute, Dudley Vacciana, Donald Walton.

CORAL GABLES (FL). Marpad Gallery.
Jamaican Art.
1992.
Group exhibition. Included: Eric Cadien, Cecil Cooper, et al.

FLENSBURG (Germany). Stadtischen Museum.
The Face of Jamaica / Das Gesicht Jamaikas.
August 5-281963.
Group exhibition of work by 23 artists. Included: Cecil Cooper, John Dunkley, Christopher Gonzalez, Albert Huie, Eugene Hyde, Edna Manley, Alvin Marriot, Leonard Morris, David Pottinger, Kapo (Mallica Reynolds), Osmond Watson. [Traveled to other sites in Germany and to the Tea Centre, London, UK, 1964.] [Reviews: http://dloc.com/AA00012292/00001/pdf]

KINGSTON (Jamaica). Contemporary Art Centre.
Eric Cadien, Cecil Cooper, Richard Fatta.
1989.
Group exhibition.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). Diplomat Gallery.
Eric Cadien, Cecil Cooper, Fitz Harrack, Gene Pearson.
1981.
Group exhibition.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). Frame Centre Gallery.
Cecil Cooper, Fitz Harrack, Gene Pearson.
1982.
Three-person exhibition.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). Makonde Gallery.
Inaugural Exhibition.
1984.
Group exhibition. Included: Eric Cadien, Cecil Cooper, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). Mutual Life Gallery.
Dimensions.
Thru May 13, 2005.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Hope Brooks, Natalie Butler, Lutalo Makonzi, Petrona Morrison, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Fitzroy Harrack, Lutalo Makonzi, Petrona Morrison, Karen Siyambola, Philip Supersad, Stanford Watson, Raymond Watson, Hope Wheeler, and Donnette Zacca.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
2nd Jamaica National Biennial.
December 12, 2004-March 2, 2005.
Group exhibition. 161 pieces exhibited, more than half by invitation, the rest chosen by jury, including paintings, drawings, prints, collages, sculptures, assemblages, installations, ceramics, fiber arts, animation, and photography. Included: Khalfani Ra and Omari Ra who shared the National Gallery purchase prize; David Boxer, Hope Brooks, children of the late artist and visionary Everald Brown: Ruth, Sandra and Rebecca, Joseph Brown and Clinton Brown; Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Laura Facey Cooper, Makandal DaDa (Khalfani Ra); Leonard Daley, Loui Davis, Colin Garland, Milton George, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Anna Ruth Henriques, Peter Wayne Lewis, David Marchand, Lenworth Mesquita, Petrona Morrison, Gene Pearson, Ebony Patterson, Gaston Tabois, Phillip Thomas, Osmond Watson.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1980.
1980.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Everald Brown, Cecil Cooper, Milton George, Kofi Kayiga, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1983.
1983.
Group exhibition. Included: Carl Abrahams, Albert Artwell, David Boxer, Everald Brown, Cecil Cooper, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Albert Huie, William (Woody) Joseph, Kofi Kayiga, Omari Ra, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1984.
1984.
Group exhibition. Included: Carl Abrahams, Albert Artwell, David Boxer, Everald Brown, Cecil Cooper, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Albert Huie, William (Woody) Joseph, Omari Ra, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1985.
1985.
Group exhibition. Included: Carl Abrahams, David Boxer, Everald Brown, Cecil Cooper, Leonard Daley, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, William (Woody) Joseph, Omari Ra, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1986.
1986.
Group exhibition. Included: Albert Artwell, David Boxer, Everald Brown, Cecil Cooper, Leonard Daley, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, William (Woody) Joseph, Kofi Kayiga, Omari Ra, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1988.
1988.
Group exhibition. Included: Albert Artwell, David Boxer, Everald Brown, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Leonard Daley, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, William (Woody) Joseph, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1990.
1990.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Everald Brown, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Leonard Daley, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Milton Harley, William (Woody) Joseph, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1991.
1991.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Everald Brown, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Leonard Daley, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Milton Harley, William (Woody) Joseph, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1992.
1992.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Everald Brown, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Leonard Daley, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Anna Henriques, William (Woody) Joseph, Kofi Kayiga, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1993.
1993.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Everald Brown, Margaret Chen, Leonard Daley. Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Anna Henriques, William (Woody) Joseph, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1994.
1994.
Group exhibition. Included: Albert Artwell, David Boxer, Everald Brown, Margaret Chen, Ras Dizzy, Milton George, Christopher Gonzalez, Anna Henriques, William (Woody) Joseph, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1995.
1995.
Group exhibition. Included: Everald Brown, Cecil Cooper, Christopher Gonzalez, William (Woody) Joseph, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1997.
1997.
Group exhibition. Included: Charles Campbell, Cecil Cooper, Zawdie Reece, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1998.
1998.
Group exhibition. Included: Cecil Cooper, Zawdie Reece, Teri Richardson, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 1999.
1999.
Group exhibition. Included: Cecil Cooper, Teri Richardson, Omari Ra, Zawdie Reece, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Annual National Exhibition 2000.
December, 2000-February, 2001.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Everald Brown, Natalie Butler, Cecil Cooper, Laura Facey Cooper, Christopher Gonzalez, Khepera Oluyia Hatsheptwa, Michael Parchment, Gene Pearson, Roy Reid, Stafford Schliefer, Cecil Ward, Donnette Zacca. Special section honoring Musgrave Medal recipients: Barrington Watson (gold), Petrona Morrison (silver) and John "Doc" Williamson (bronze). [Review: Dennis Coke, "Little Excitement at National Exhibition," Jamaica Gleaner," December 31, 2000.]

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Black as Colour.
1997.
32 pp., illus. Curated and notes by David Boxer. Artists include: Carl Abrahams, David Boxer, Charles Campbell, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, John Dunkley, Helen Elliott, Milton George, Denis Gick, Hope Brooks, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Laura Hamilton, Milton Harley, Albert Huie, Eugene Hyde, Maria La Yacona, Prudence Lovell, Edna Manley, Nicholas Morris, Khalfani Ra, Omari S. Ra, Roy Reid, Kapo (Mallica Reynolds), Stafford Schliefer. 4to (28 cm.), wraps.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
First Jamaica National Biennial 2003.
December 8, 2002-March 3, 2003.
Group exhibition. The juried section of the show consisted of 57 works by 39 artists. Included: David Wayne Boxer, Cecil Cooper, Milton Harley, Khepera Oluyia Hatsheptwa, Rafiki Kariuki, Peter Wayne Lewis, Prudence Lovell, Petrona Morrison, David Pottinger, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Forty Years: Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts.
1990.
Group exhibition. Included: Eric Cadien, Cecil Cooper, Milton Harley, Albert Huie, Kofi Kayiga, Edna Manley, Petrona Morrison, Vernal Reuben, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
The Guy McIntosh Donation.
April 10-June 25, 2011.
Exhib. cat., color illus. Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Cecil Cooper, Milton George, Fitz Harrack, Milton Harley, Kofi Kayiga, Netifnet Maat, Omari Ra, Barrington Watson, Stanford Watson.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). School of the Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Fifty Years, Fifty Artists, 1950-2000: The School of Visual Arts.
December, 2000.
208 pp. exhib. cat., color illus. Ed. by Petrine Archer-Shaw; texts include David Boxer on the life of Edna Manley; Petrine Archer-Straw on the teaching of fine art in Jamaica; Oswald G. Harding on pottery and ceramics; Petrine Archer-Straw in conversation with Howard Moo Young; Nadine Scott on textiles and fibre arts Includes approximately 27 Afro-Caribbean artists: Stanley Barnes, Eric Cadien, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Laura Facey (Cooper), Heather Doram, Christopher Gonzalez, Fitzroy Harrack, Albert Huie, Eugene Hyde, Christopher Irons, Rafiki Kariuki, Kofi Kayiga, Netifnet Maat, Edna Manley, Bryan McFarlane, Gene Pearson, David Pottinger, Khalfani Ra, Omari Ra, Vernal Reuben, Caroline Sardine, Philip Supersad, Basil Watson, and Stanford Watson, Donnette Zacca. [Review: Georgia Hemmings, The Jamaica Gleaner, December 6, 2000.] 4to (27.7 x 25.4 cm.), wraps.

LEWIS, SAMELLA.
Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture.
Art Services International, 1995-1998.
226 pp. exhib. cat., color illus., biogs., bibliog., exhibs., glossary. Curated by Samella Lewis; texts by Gloria Gordon, Samella Lewis, Mary Jane Hewitt, Derek Walcott, Rex Nettleford, Errol Hill, Peter Minshall, Gerald Alexis, Richard A. Long, Shifra M. Goldman. Includes 56 painters and sculptors: Ras Ishi Butcher, Jose Garcia Cordero, Annalee Davis, David Gall, Gwen Knight, Ras Akyem Ramsay, José Bedia; Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Tomas Esson, Lia Galetti, Wifredo Lam, Jose Garcia Cordero, Ines Tolentino, Frank Bowling, Karl Broodhagen, Dudley Charles, Stanley Greaves, Gregory A. Henry, Philippe Dodard, Edouard Duval Carrié, André Juste, Jean Claude Rigaud, Bernard Séjourne, Luce Turnier, David Boxer, Eric Cadien, Margaret Chen, Albert Chong, Christopher Gonzalez, Peter Wayne Lewis, Edna Manley, Alvin Marriott, Michael M. Milton, Ronald Moody, Keith Morrison, Petrona Morrison, Stafford Schliefer, Osmond Watson, Diogenes Ballester, Maria de Mater O'Neill, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Nelson Santiago, Juan Carlos Toca, Ademola Olugebefola, Claude Fiddler, Francisco Cabral, LeRoy Clark, Christopher Cozier, Kenwyn Crichlow, Shastri Maharaj, Wendy M. Nanan, Shenga Ka Pharaoh. [Traveled to Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Museo de arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico.] 4to (28 cm.), pictorial wraps.

MIAMI (FL). Bass Institute.
The Figure in Latin American Art.
1981.
Group exhibition. Included: David Boxer, Cecil Cooper, et al.

MIAMI (FL). Gallery Antigua.
The Spirit of Jamaica.
1987.
Group exhibition. Included: Eric Cadien, Cecil Cooper, et al.

MONTREAL, QC (Canada)..
A Generation of Jamaican Art.
1969.
Group exhibition. Included: Cecil Cooper, Eugene Hyde, et al.

NEW YORK (NY). Pace University.
Contemporary Caribbean Artists.
1972.
Group exhibition. Included: Cecil Cooper, et al.

OMAHA (NE). Joslyn Art Museum.
Soon Come: The Art of Contemporary Jamaica.
2000.
Exhib. cat., illus. Co-curated by Neville Murray. Texts by David Boxer and Veerle Poupeye. Group exhibition of 32 works by 21 Jamaican artists of diverse heritage featuring paintings, photography, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. Included: David Boxer, Hope Brooks, Charles Campbell, Albert Chong, Cecil Cooper, Laura Facey Cooper, Leonard Daley, Milton George, Kofi Kayiga, Peter Wayne Lewis, Bryan McFarlane, Petrona Morrison, David Pinto, Omari Ra, Stanford Watson, et al. SA Bennett was added to the show in its Denver venue. [Exhibits USA, National Touring Exhibition. Traveled to: Museum of Nebraska Art; Norfolk Arts Center, Nebraska; DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL; April 2-May 14, 2001; Metro Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO; Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Keene State College, Keene, NH, and other national venues.]

PORT OF SPAIN (Trinidad). The Gallery at CLICO.
Picturing Paradise.
CLICO, 2004.
The CLICO 2004 Calendar. The twelve prizewinning artists include: Heather Doram, Jackson Petit, Kim Bryan, Pedro Cruz, Earl Etienne, Joseph Browne, Martin Junor, Cecil Cooper, Matthew St. Prix, Joan Mallalieu, Caroline Sardine, Carol Soo Lum.

SANTO DOMINGO (Rep. Dominica). Galeria de Arte Moderno.
3rd Bienal of Painting of the Caribbean and Latin America /III Bienal de Pintura del Caribe y Centroamerica.
October 12, 1996-January 12, 1997.
Group exhibition. Included: Ras Ishi Butcher (Gold medal), Ras Akyem Ramsey (Gold medal), Diogenes Ballester (Gold Medal), Milton George (Gold Medal), Winston Branch, Charles Campbell, Klodi Cancelier, Cecil Cooper, Annalee Davis, Philippe Dodard (Gold medal for best Presentation of Country), Heather Doram, Gerville Larsen, Armando Marino, Petrona Morrison, Rafael Trelles, et al.

TORONTO, ONT (Canada). ARTA Gallery.
Impulses of the Jamaican Soul.
September 20-October 2, 2008.
Group exhibition. Included: Charles Campbell, Philemon Campbell, Thelma Carey-Thompson, Neville Clarke, Cecil Cooper, Karl 'Jerry' Craig, Janice Garel, Norma Harrack, Wayne Headley, Carl Abrahams, Joshua Higgins, Patsy Mair, Gene Pearson, Phillip Supersad, Tafui, Heather Sutherland-Wade.

WASHINGTON (DC). Parish Gallery.
Three Jamaican Artists.
August-September 12, 1992.
Three-person exhibition of paintingand ceramics by Cecil Cooper, Kofi Kayiga and Bryan McFarlane. [Review: Michael Welzenbach, "Caribbean Color at the Parish," The Washington Post, August 15, 1992: illus.]