Alexander Cooper

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Birthday
11, 1609
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 13, 1660 (50)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1609
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 13, 1660 (50)

About

Seventeenth-century English painter of Baroque miniatures. His work was very rare. The best-known series included Frederick V, Elector Palatine, and Elizabeth of Bohemia.

Before Fame

His early artistic mentor was the prominent miniaturist Peter Oliver. He was a member of The Hague Guild of Saint Luke from 1644 until 1646.

Trivia

He moved to Sweden in 1646 and worked as the court painter for Queen Christina of Sweden, succeeding David Beck.

Family Life

He was born Abraham Alexander Cooper to a Jewish family. His older brother Samuel Cooper was also a well-known painter.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Spanish painter Diego Velazquez.