Cooper, Laurie

Laurie Cooper, a renowned African American pastel artist from Philadelphia, PA, has made a name for herself in the art world. With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arts and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, she has honed her skills and expertise. Cooper stands out for her unique approach to color creation, crafting her own colors instead of using ready-made pigments. Her focus on portraying African Americans and African tribes, particularly the 9 tribes of Eritrea and the Maasai tribe, showcases their cultural heritage and beauty. Cooper’s commitment to her artistry and her talent in portraying the spirit of these societies have garnered her global praise and acknowledgment.




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