Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London
by Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper
ceramic mask, circa 1933
12 3/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (314 mm x 159 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper (1902-1995), Ceramic designer and factory owner; wife of Cecil Barker. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper (1902-1995), Ceramic designer and factory owner; wife of Cecil Barker. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The mask was in the artist's own collection and hung at first in her London showroom, and later in her studio.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rideal, Liz, Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists, 2001 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 12 September 2001 to 20 January 2002), p. 75
- Rideal, Liz, Insights: Self-portraits, 2005, p. 91
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 143
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by women artists (12 September 2001 - 20 January 2002)
Events of 1933back to top
Current affairsSir Norman Angell is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Angell was recognised for his book, Europe's Optical Illusion (or The Great Illusion) first published in 1910 and updated in 1933, which argued that war between modern powers was futile as neither the looser or victor would gain economically from it.
Art and scienceBritish Art embraces abstraction with the establishment of 'Unit 1', the first group of British Artists dedicated to producing abstract art. The critic Herbert Read formed the group by bringing together the artists Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash and the architect, Wells Coates.
The Duveen Wing extension at the National Portrait Gallery is opened by King George V.