Lynn Van Dam Cooper
Lynn Van Dam Cooper has been established as a pen and ink and watercolor artist since 1972 and she is among that rare group of talented individuals who have earned their living solely from their art.
Her finely crafted illustrations and paintings of private residences, historic landmarks and scenic venues have established Van Dam Cooper as a popular mainstay in the Southern California arts community. Her locally commissioned work includes well-known renderings of the Hollywood Bowl, Angel's Flight, The Rose Bowl, Tournament of Roses Parade and Pasadena’s Valley Hunt Club, The Japanese Garden of The Huntington Library, The Town Club Pasadena, as well as dozens of stately homes in Southern California and beyond.
Van Dam Cooper has received many honors and awards, including one-woman shows and exhibitions with the University of Southern California, Glendora Art Show, the Monrovia Arts Festival, The Los Angeles County Fair “City Art” Exhibit, the Pasadena and Monrovia
Historical Museums and more recently, the “Art Matters” Exhibit at The Huntington Library in San Marino. Van Dam Cooper's art education and training were developed at The Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria, USC (Bachelor of Fine Arts), and continuing education at The San Francisco Art Institute, Long Beach State University and UCI. Her early career included teaching art history, drawing, filmmaking and graphic arts at the High School and College levels.
From her studio in Monrovia, where she has worked since 1977, Van Dam Cooper continues to draw inspiration from the many Victorian and Craftsman homes in the area. She is proud to be associated with the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, the California Art Club, and is an active member of Women in the Arts, which supports the National Museum of Women Artists in Washington, D.C. She resides with her husband Carl Cooper in Pasadena, overlooking the Arroyo. Their interest in travel has resulted in numerous sketches and finished drawings of sites along the way.