Cooper, William T. (William Thomas) (1934-)

Also known as
Cooper, W. T. (William Thomas) (1934-)
Cooper, William Thomas (1934-)
Field of activity
Bird artist and Ornithologist
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William Thomas Cooper lives in the tropical rainforests of north Queensland. He is an internationally acclaimed bird artist who paints birds and wildlife in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Born Newcastle, NSW 1934. AO 1995. Display manager, menswear firm until he became a full-time painter at 30. Mentor was William Dobell. While painting a bird from a mounted specimen in the Australian Museum in 1968 he was noticed by Keith Hindwood (qv), who asked him to illustrate a book, A portfolio of Australian birds (published 1968), which made his reputation Other works he has illustrated include Kingfishers and Related Birds (6 volumes), Australian Parrots (1969) and Parrots of the World (1978), all by Joseph Forshaw (qv), and The Birds of Paradise: Paradisaedae (1998, by C B Frith (qv) and B M Beehler). His series of 60 paintings of bower birds and birds of paradise were reproduced as prints, with the originals being bought by the Government of Papua New Guinea. Gold Medal for distinction in natural history art, American Academy of Natural Sciences 1994.

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  1. Parrots of the world / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by Frank Knight
    Forshaw, Joseph M. (Joseph Michael)
    [ Book : 1973-2011 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 119 libraries
    Parrots of the world / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by Frank Knight
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  2. Australian parrots / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    Forshaw, Joseph M. (Joseph Michael)
    [ Book : 1969-2002 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.799)

  3. Fruits of the rain forest : a guide to fruits in Australian tropical rain forests / text by Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    Cooper, Wendy, 1953-
    [ Book : 1994 ]
    Languages: English;Australian languages, [1 other]
    At 63 libraries
    Fruits of the rain forest : a guide to fruits in Australian tropical rain forests / text by Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.215)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.215)

  4. Visions of a rainforest : a year in Australia's tropical rainforest / text by Stanley Breeden ; illustrations by William T. Cooper ; foreword by Sir David Attenborough
    Breeden, Stanley, 1938-
    [ Book : 1992-1993 ]
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    Visions of a rainforest : a year in Australia's tropical rainforest / text by Stanley Breeden ; illustrations by William T. Cooper ; foreword by Sir David Attenborough
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.044)

  5. William Cooper interviewed by Gregg Borschmann in the People's forest oral history project
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
    At National Library
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  6. The birds of paradise and bower birds / [by] William T. Cooper ; text by Joseph M. Forshaw and William T. Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 40 libraries
    The birds of paradise and bower birds / [by] William T. Cooper ; text by Joseph M. Forshaw and William T. Cooper
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  7. A portfolio of Australian birds / plates: William T. Cooper ; text: Keith Hindwood
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-
    [ Book : 1968-1970 ]
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    A portfolio of Australian birds / plates: William T. Cooper ; text: Keith Hindwood
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  8. Fruits of the Australian tropical rainforest / Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    Cooper, Wendy, 1953-
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At 31 libraries
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  9. The year of the koala / [by] H.D. Williamson ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    Williamson, H. D. (Henry Darvall), 1907-
    [ Book : 1975-1976 ]
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  10. Australian rainforest fruits : a field guide / Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T Cooper
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    [ Book : 2013 ]
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  1. An eye for nature : the life and art of William T. Cooper / Penny Olsen ; foreword by David Attenborough
    Olsen, Penny, 1949-
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    At 46 libraries
    An eye for nature : the life and art of William T. Cooper / Penny Olsen ; foreword by David Attenborough
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.972)

  2. [Biographical cuttings on William Cooper, ornithological artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.121)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.121)

  3. Bird man of paradise : Portrait painter to the birds : William T. Cooper / Natural History Unit, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 1992-1995 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.106)

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  4. William Cooper interviewed by Gregg Borschmann in the People's forest oral history project
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    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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  5. Portrait painter to the birds : William T. Cooper / with David Attenborough
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    [ Video : 1992 ]
    At UWA Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.868)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.868)

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