Making Art From Art History...


Gene Cooper is a native Southern Californian. He did graduate studies in Art History (Japanese, Modern French & American) at several universities including University of Hawaii, UCLA, and USC. He was a professor of Art History at University of Bridgeport Connecticut and California State University Long Beach. 

Mr. Cooper retired in 2003 and since then has turned to painting on a daily basis. This routine is occasionally interrupted by a study trip or an academic project such as a public lecture, writing an article, or curating a show (e.g. “Wayne Thiebaud…”, Laguna Art Museum). 

Gene has lived in Laguna since 1969 with wife Pat, daughter Torii, and son Josh.

© Gene Cooper 2020