Eileen Cooper RA – Early Etchings, Linocuts and Gravures 1982-1992

Eileen Cooper RA – Early Etchings, Linocuts and Gravures 1982-1992

21 September – 21 October 2022

Rabley Gallery presents an exciting selection of Eileen Cooper RA’s early artworks. These rare early etchings, linocuts and gravures by Eileen Cooper RA mark a pivotal period in the artist’s development as a printmaker in the 1980s and 1990s.

During this time, she worked with master printmaker Hugh Stoneman and his co-publisher Sara Lee at the radical Print Centre in North London. Stoneman and Lee ensured that, through the intrinsic artistic qualities of print media, Cooper found a very special relationship between image and material.

 

Viewings can be arranged via our booking calendar, or feel free to contact the gallery to arrange a date and time to visit.

Email:  info@rableygallery.com

Tel:  +44 (0)1672 511999

An exhibition catalogue of prints by Eileen Cooper RA is available to view below.

Catalogue - Rare Early Etchings, Linocuts and Gravures 1982 - 92

GravureS: 1988

Words by Eileen Cooper RA from Eileen Cooper: BETWEEN THE LINES, 2015

“During the 1980s and 1990s, already established as a career artist and with a gallery promoting and showing my work, I had the opportunity to begin making prints. In terms of process and media, this was an important discovery as it offered me a rich and challenging new language with which to work. Printmaking taught me to think in layers. I adore the subtlety and authority of the different print media. I also adore the workshop banter and collaborations, finding another pair of willing hands and the shared experience.”

Eileen Cooper RA – Come to Rest, 1988

Gravure, 41.00 x 31.00 cm, Edition 60

Eileen Cooper RA – Loves Lost, 1988

Gravure, 41.00 x 31.00 cm, Edition 60

Etchings: 1990

Words by Sara Lee from Eileen Cooper: BETWEEN THE LINES, 2015

“Cooper made her first suite of multi-plane etchings in 1990. Bright and full of energy, the prints include the exuberant Stepping Out and All Hell Let Loose, in which two female figures, one violet, the other sienna, hotfoot it across a yellow ground. Representing her then, Benjamin Rhodes included the six finished prints in the exhibition Paintings, Drawings and Prints (1990) at his London gallery. They were the first of Cooper’s prints to be shown and reproduced in a catalogue.”

Eileen Cooper RA – Dawn Chorus, 1990

Etching, 45 x 50 cm, Edition 40.

Eileen Cooper RA – Stowaway, 1990

Etching, 45 x 50 cm, Edition 40.

Eileen Cooper RA – All Hell Let Loose, 1990

Etching, 45 x 50 cm, Edition 40.

Eileen Cooper RA – The Lesson, 1990

Etching, 45 x 50 cm, Edition 40.

linocuts: 1992

Words by Sara Lee from Eileen Cooper: BETWEEN THE LINES, 2015

“It was around this time that Eileen Cooper saw the seminal Shiko Munakata exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London. The dynamic large-scale woodcuts were an exciting revelation and the catalogue from the show became a favourite and inspirational reference for her. German Expressionist prints and especially those y Käthe Kollwitz, with her masterful handling of cutting, have also been influential, as have the powerful mother-and-child images by Mary Cassat.

Using lino for a second series of large colour prints, Eileen Cooper quickly responded to cutting directly into the pliant surface and immediately felt it suited her strong linear approach. Made with key line block printed in a dark tone with back up blocks of strong confident colour, these vibrant prints include HomecomingThe Moon, The Bird and the Bride, and the iconic Dreamland (all 1992).”

Eileen Cooper RA – Dreamland, 1992

Linocut, 37.5 x 53 cm, Edition 40.

Eileen Cooper RA – Homecoming, 1992

Linocut, 37.5 x 53 cm, Edition 40.

Eileen Cooper RA – Delirious1992

Linocut, 37.5 x 53 cm, Edition 40.

Eileen Cooper RA – The Lemon Tree, 1992

Linocut, 37.5 x 53 cm, Edition 40.

New Acquisition – TATE Gallery

Eileen Cooper RA – Woman Examining Her Shadow,

1989-90, Oil on Canvas, 152.5 x 167.5 cm

The Tate Gallery adds an early painting by Eileen Cooper RA into their permanent collection. In ‘Woman Examining Her Shadow’, the artist depicts an early focus on strong female figuration and mysticism.

Her works on paper and prints from this period are featured on this page. 

Rabley Gallery Online Print Shop

Delivery times will be extended to 14 days during September

All prices are for unframed prints, subject to availability and include UK tax where applicable.

£1,000.00

Medium: Gravure Size: 41.00 x 31.00 cm 1988 Edition 60

£1,000.00

Medium: Gravure Size: 41.00 x 31.00 cm 1988 Edition 60

£1,750.00

Medium: Etching Size: 45 x 50 cm 1990 Edition 40

£1,750.00

Medium: Etching Size: 45 x 50 cm 1990 Edition 40

£1,500.00

Medium: Etching Size: 45 x 50 cm 1990 Edition 40

£1,500.00

Medium: Etching Size: 45 x 50 cm 1990 Edition 40

£1,500.00

Medium: Etching Size: 45 x 50 cm 1990 Edition 40

£1,500.00

Medium: Etching Size: 45 x 50 cm 1990 Edition 40

£1,500.00

Medium: Linocut Size: 37.5 x 53 cm 1992 Edition 35

£1,500.00

Medium: Linocut Size: 37.5 x 53 cm 1992 Edition 35

£1,350.00

Medium: Linocut Size: 37.5 x 53 cm 1992 Edition 35

£1,350.00

Medium: Linocut Size: 37.5 x 53 cm 1992 Edition 35

RABLEY GALLERY

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Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 2LW

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