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  • Title
    William T. Cooper studio archive of diaries, papers, drawings, paintings, colour charts and prints, 1944-2015
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  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    0.80 metres of textual material (5 boxes) - manuscript; typescript; printed
    2435 drawings (56 boxes) - pen & pencil; watercolour
    55 paintings, 10 drawings, 26 charts and 1 print (30 boxes) - oil; watercolour; offset lithograth

    William Thomas "Bill" or W T Cooper AO was an Australian artist. William was born in Adamstown NSW Australia to Coral Bird and William Cooper. He had one brother, Buddy Cooper. He trained originally as a landscape and seascape artist but achieved renown through natural history scientific illustrations, especially of birds.
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01: William T. Cooper, diaries, field books and note books, 1970-2013

    SERIES 02: William T. Cooper papers, 1944-2015

    SERIES 03: William T. Cooper, drawings, 1959-2015

    SERIES 04: William T. Cooper paintings, watercolours, colour charts and print, 1947-2015
  • System of arrangement
    This collection is arranged into 4 series. You can navigate to more detailed descriptions to each series from this record.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - applies to manuscripts
    Copyright status:: In copyright - applies to drawings, watercolours, paintings and prints - Life of creator plus 70 years
    Research & study copies allowed:
    Approval for publication required: From copyright holder
    Copyright holder:: Wendy Cooper
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and courtesy Wendy Cooper
  • Description source

    The majority of works are unsigned and undated.
    Descriptions and research notes by valuers were occasionally used to add information to content and structure.
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