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 associated with 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 associated with 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In 1929 Susie Cooper set up her own company, whose motto, 'elegance combined with utility', was the basis of long-lasting commercial success. Known popularly for her 'art deco' designs, in the industry she was acknowledged for generally improving standards of lithographic transfer decoration. In 1940 she became the second woman to be created a Royal Designer for Industry. This self-portrait mask was in the artist's own collection and hung at first in her London showroom, and later in her studio.
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Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by women artists (12 September 2001 - 20 January 2002)