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Cooper, Walter

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“Walter Kerr Cooper was born in Syracuse, New York, and received his B.A. in American Studies from Hobart College. After a 10-year career in New York City and Tokyo as a copywriter on major accounts with J. Walter Thompson, Cooper left the advertising business, packed up his dreams, headed West, kicked open the closet door, and became a full-time painter and printmaker in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His artwork has been exhibited in major galleries and private and corporate collections. His work in graphic design includes opera posters, book & record album covers, wool rugs, greeting cards, and postage stamps. In addition to “Unbuttoned: Gay Life in the Santa Fe Arts Scene,” published in 2016, Cooper wrote and illustrated two previous books, “Briefs: A Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay” (Universe/Rizzoli); and “Shards: Restoring the Shattered Spirit” (HCI). Cooper and his partner Doug Bland live in a passive-solar house with their tabby Elsa in the countryside near Santa Fe.” – Amazon

Episode: Unbuttoned: Gay Life in the Santa Fe Arts Scene, Walter Cooper