William Cooper first exhibited at Heffers Gallery, Cambridge, while an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College. Following war service in India William Cooper was a schoolmaster at Sherborne, maintaining his artistic career and initially specialising in collage and mixed media. A series of London scenes from this period has been widely acclaimed and reproduced. Since retiring he paints full time, working in both oils and acrylic. The Cornish landscape and particularly the St. Ives school have been strong influences. William Cooper has won various prizes in open competitions, exhibited widely in galleries, the RA and the RWA, including solo exhibitions at St. Johns, Smith Square, and the Bloomsbury Gallery in London. His work is represented both publicly and privately in the UK, USA and Australia and has been reproduced frequently on greetings cards, book and magazine covers and prints.