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Lot 20: Hubert Coop (British, 1872-1953) - St Ives Bridge and Quayside monogrammed bottom left

The Michael Knight Collection of Local Pictures

by Cheffins

November 17, 2012

St. Ives, United Kingdom

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Description: Hubert Coop (British, 1872-1953)
St Ives Bridge and Quayside, Huntingdon
monogrammed lower left "HC"
watercolour
h:34 w:53 cm

Hubert Coop (1872-1953) was born in Olney, Buckinghamshire, the son of the Reverend Thomas Coop. He studied at the Lincoln School of Art where he obtained a First Class Degree in Design. He moved to North Wales to paint river and coastal scenes from nature. By 1913 he had moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk, where he continued to paint coastal scenes and windmills around Southwold and the Norfolk Broads. Later he moved to St Ives, Huntingdonshire, for a short period before taking up residence in Kettering, Northamptonshire. His 1918 entry to the Royal Academy has an address in Newland Street, Kettering. In the late 1920s he moved to Bideford, Devon, where he remained for the rest of his life. The Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford has a selection of his watercolours and oil paintings on permanent display. His paintings can be seen at the Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering.

Coop was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in London in 1895, aged 22, and subsequently exhibited 24 works there. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy (20); the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham (20); and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (39).

Hubert Coop was also co-founder of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, and began the Gallery's collection of oils and watercolours.

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