Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Salon: More Mario Cooper (1905 - 1995)

Mario Cooper for Colliers 1941 source

Mario Cooper 1930 Source

Mario Cooper - Source

Mario Cooper 'Bad Dream' Colliers 1944 Source

Mario Cooper - Colliers 1942 Source

Mario Cooper for Agatha Christie's 'Murder in Retrospect' American Weekly 1947 - Source

Mario Cooper for Agatha Christie's 'Murder for Christmas' Colliers - Source

Mario Cooper for Agatha Christie's 'Appointment with Death' Colliers - Source

Mario Cooper for Agatha Christie's 'Sad Cypress' - Colliers 1939 - 40 Source

Mario Cooper for Agatha Christie's 'The Patriotic Murders' aka 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe' Source

A few more of Mario Cooper's wonderfully evocative illustrations. He had a long life as a gifted illustrator and teacher who specialized in watercolor and was a Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductee. I wish I could find even more of his work, but for some reason there's not a lot posted on the internet.

Read more about artist Mario Cooper at this link.


  1. Fabulous illustrations. I love this artwork.

  2. Thanks, Jacqueline. I do too. I just wish there were more examples of Cooper's work online.

  3. I love the Agatha Christie illustrations.

  4. Hi, Yvette. I especially like te simplicity of the third illustration. As I look at Cooper's work, I'm struck by the care he took to render hair, and that seems almost to be a signature.

  5. I wasn't familiar with the artist, Yvette. These are terrific!

  6. Ditto what Mark said. Every one of the illustrations is superb. Thanks, Yvette.

  7. Glad you liked them, Les. I only learned of Cooper's work this year. Better late then never as I always say. :)

  8. You're welcome, Prashant. I love all these golden age illustrators. Gorgeous work.


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