City Park

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City Park
Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2016 Apr 02 @ 16:13UTC-7 : PDT/MST
City Park
Artist: Cooper, Colin CampbellDate of Birth: 1856-1937
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches
Signed: Signed lower right

Having studied in his native Philadelphia with Thomas Eakins, and in Paris with William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Colin Campbell Cooper took a leaf out of Childe Hassam’s stylistic and thematic book and began to paint the new bustle of cities as skyscrapers rose to challenge the old order of things. Cooper and his wife were passengers on the RMS Carpathia and participated in the rescue operations after the sinking of the Titanic. A number of Cooper’s paintings document that historic event. After winning a gold and silver medal in San Francisco’s 1915 Panama- Pacific Exhibition, Cooper, largely because of his wife’s health, moved to Santa Barbara, where he would teach and paint for the rest of his life. City Park takes an aerial view, something you might find in Hassam, Caillebotte, or Pissaro. The city replaces nature (as Cole, Bierstadt, Moran, and others had painted nature) showing humanity diminished, dwarfed, and busy, but alone and apart, each unto him or herself.
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