COOPER, Dorothy Elizabeth

1904 - 1990

Dorothy Elizabeth Cooper was born at 19 Portman Road, Ipswich on 12 February 1904, eldest child of William Huttman Cooper (10 May 1872-1951), manager of a cabinet making works, and his wife Annie Dorothy née Friend (26 June 1881-20 March 1959), who married at Ipswich in 1903. In 1901, Dorothy was a 6-year-old student, living at 19 Portman Road, Ipswich with her parents, 38-year-old William and 29-year-old Annie, with two siblings Ida Mary 5 and William Leonard 1. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1957-1963, where she exhibited as early as 1944 when she had on show two works, 'Anemones' and 'Early Summer' and exhibited from 19 Portman Road, Ipswich in 1957 an oil, 'Flower Study' and from the same address in 1958 an oil, 'Bouquet' with her last exhibit in 1962 an oil, 'Fragrance of Summer'. In 1955 her mother, Mrs. A. D. Cooper was still living at 19 Portman Road with Cooper & Ansell (Ipswich) Ltd, cabinet makers, at 19a, these properties have since been demolished. Dorothy Elizabeth Cooper died at Braintree, Essex in 1990, she was unmarried.