Cooper, William T. (William Thomas) (1934-2015)

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Cooper, W. T. (William Thomas) (1934-2015)
Cooper, William Thomas (1934-)
Field of activity
Bird artist; Ornithologist
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Biographies

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, (published 1968), which made his reputation Other works he has illustrated include (6 volumes), (1969) and (1978), all by Joseph Forshaw (qv), and (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, 179 preparatory sketches / by William Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-2015
    [ Art work : 1971 ]
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    Parrots of the world, 179 preparatory sketches / by William Cooper
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  2. Pulcherrimus, 1971? William T. Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-2015
    [ Art work : 1971 ]
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  3. Pigeons and doves in Australia / Joseph M.Forshaw ; illustrations by William T Cooper
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    [ Book : 2015 ]
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    Pigeons and doves in Australia / Joseph M.Forshaw ; illustrations by William T Cooper
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