Susie Cooper

1 portrait

Susie Cooper, by Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper, circa 1933 - NPG 6375 - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Susie Cooper

by Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper
ceramic mask, circa 1933
12 3/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (314 mm x 159 mm)
Purchased, 1996
Primary Collection
NPG 6375


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  • Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper (1902-1995), Ceramic designer and factory owner; wife of Cecil Barker. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

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  • Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper (1902-1995), Ceramic designer and factory owner; wife of Cecil Barker. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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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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