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REBECCA SALTER PRESENTS IN CONVERSATION WITH EILEEN COOPER

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British painter and printmaker Rebecca Salter RA Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts, presents an In Conversation with Eileen Cooper RA, artist and curator of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Hear about Eileen’s work and her involvement with the Royal Academy. Guests will also have the chance to view her prints and painting, which is proudly on display at The Whitby.

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The event will take place in the stunning Araminta Room at The Whitby Hotel.

Eileen Cooper OBE RA:
Eileen Cooper is a British artist based in London and a Royal Academician since 2000. She is the first woman to have been elected Keeper of the Royal Academy in 2010. She stepped down in 2017 and her successor is Rebecca Salter RA. A well-known and regarded painter, Eileen Cooper studied at Goldsmiths College from 1971-1974, part of the students group who were selected by Jon Thompson. Amongst the senior members of staff at that time were Bert Irvin RA, Basil Beattie RA and Michael Craig Martin RA. She later graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1977, having studied painting under Peter de Francia, and soon began to exhibit her work. She rose to prominence during the 1980s, when her strong and passionate figuration. Bringing an unapologetically female perspective to her subject-matter, her work attracted attention. Sometimes described as a magic realist, Cooper depicts her subjects in a bold yet tender way, encompassing sexuality, motherhood, life and death in richly diverse images. Her work has always contained a strong autobiographical element, however “her vision is always more allegorical than anecdotal, her concerns and experiences as relevant and timeless as those of the human spirit itself.”

Rebecca Salter RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy:
Rebecca Salter is a British painter and printmaker. She studied at Bristol Polytechnic and then at Kyoto City University of the Arts, where she lived for six years. While living in Kyoto she studied traditional Japanese woodblock printing and has since written two books on the subject. Her interest in printmaking is combined with her practice in painting.

Salter exhibits regularly in London and internationally and in 2011 had a major retrospective into the light of things at Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut. An accompanying exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery explored links between Western artists and Japan. Salter has also undertaken several architectural commissions including 15 Sackville Street, London W1 and St George’s Hospital, Tooting.

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