Cooper, William T. (1934-)

Also known as
Cooper, W. T. (William Thomas) (1934-)
Cooper, William T. (William Thomas) (1934-)
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 / 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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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.77)

  2. Australian parrots / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    Forshaw, Joseph M. (Joseph Michael)
    [ Book : 1969-2002 ]
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    Australian parrots / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.642)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.642)

  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 60 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: 10.85)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.85)

  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 ]
    At 56 libraries
    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: 10.476)

  5. 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 38 libraries
    The birds of paradise and bower birds / [by] William T. Cooper ; text by Joseph M. Forshaw and William T. Cooper
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.069)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.069)

  6. Capturing the essence : techniques for bird artists / William T. Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-
    [ Book : 2011-2012 ]
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    At 66 libraries
    Capturing the essence : techniques for bird artists / 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 ]
    At 34 libraries
    A portfolio of Australian birds / plates: William T. Cooper ; text: Keith Hindwood
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  8. The year of the koala / [by] H.D. Williamson ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    Williamson, H. D. (Henry Darvall), 1907-
    [ Book : 1975-1976 ]
    At 31 libraries
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  9. Australian rainforest fruits : a field guide / Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T Cooper
    Cooper, Wendy, 1953-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
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    At 62 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.132)

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  10. Fruits of the Australian tropical rainforest / Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
    Cooper, Wendy, 1953-
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At 32 libraries
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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 54 libraries
    An eye for nature : the life and art of William T. Cooper / Penny Olsen ; foreword by David Attenborough
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.171)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.171)

  2. [William T. Cooper : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Published : 1968 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.307)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.307)

  3. Birdman : the art of William T. Cooper
    [ Video : 2014 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.817)

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  4. Birdman : the art of William T. Cooper
    [ Video : 2014 ]
    At WA State Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.921)

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