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

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Cooper, W. T. (1934-)
Cooper, W. T. (William Thomas) (1934-2015)
Cooper, William T. (1934-)
Cooper, William 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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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Cooper, William Thomas
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001
    Robin, Libby
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001

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  1. William T. Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-2015
    [ Periodical, Archived website : 2015-2016 ]
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    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.465)

  2. William T. Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-2015
    [ Periodical, Archived website : 2015-2016 ]
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  3. Parrots of the world / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by Frank Knight
    Forshaw, Joseph M. (Joseph Michael)
    [ Book : 1973-2011 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
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    Parrots of the world / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by Frank Knight
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20.565)

  4. 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
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  5. 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 57 libraries
    Fruits of the rain forest : a guide to fruits in Australian tropical rain forests / text by Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T. Cooper
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  6. Capturing the essence : techniques for bird artists / William T. Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-2015
    [ Book : 2011-2012 ]
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    Capturing the essence : techniques for bird artists / William T. Cooper
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  7. 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), 1934-2015
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 37 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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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.521)

  8. 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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  9. Australian rainforest fruits : a field guide / Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T Cooper
    Cooper, Wendy, 1953-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
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    Australian rainforest fruits : a field guide / Wendy Cooper ; illustrated by William T Cooper
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.494)

  10. 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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  1. William T. Cooper
    Cooper, William T. (William Thomas), 1934-2015
    [ Periodical, Archived website : 2015-2016 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.75)

  2. An eye for nature : the life and art of William T. Cooper / Penny Olsen ; foreword by David Attenborough
    Olsen, Penny, 1949-
    [ Book : 2014 ]
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    An eye for nature : the life and art of William T. Cooper / Penny Olsen ; foreword by David Attenborough
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  3. [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: 10.333)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.333)

  4. 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 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.463)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.463)

  5. William Cooper interviewed by Gregg Borschmann in the People's forest oral history project
    Cooper, William T
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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  6. Portrait painter to the birds : William T. Cooper / with David Attenborough
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 1992 ]
    At UWA Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.362)

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