Still life paintings by Gerald Cooper rival even those of the old Dutch masters. Born in London, Cooper led a long, successful career painting landscapes and figure subjects, and still life paintings, which have earned him much acclaim and notoriety.
After serving in the First World War, Cooper began studying at the West Bromwich School of Art and later at the Royal College of Art. His wife, Muriel Minter, was also an artist and they spent most of their life in Wimbledon. Cooper exhibited a wide range of subjects at the Royal Academy and the New English Art Club and served as the Principal of the Wimbledon School of Art from 1930-1964.