School of the Arts, College of Charleston – 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration
Auction Ends: Oct 9, 2015 01:00 PM EDT

Art

"Zoe", charcoal on paper by Jill Hooper

Item Number
128
Estimated Value
$3,500 USD
Sold
$3,250 USD to Live Event Bidder

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Item Description

"Zoe", charcoal on paper, fine art, framed

21 1/4 x 17 1/8 (framed); 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 (image)

Painter Jill Hooper is from North Carolina and New York, where she was born in 1970. Hooper showed a fondness for drawing and draftsmanship at a young age. She worked under D. Jeffrey Mims for an extended period in North Carolina as well as in Florence, Italy, studying still life, portraiture, and the figure. She also studied at Universite de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France where she learned printmaking. Hooper studied portraiture with a focus on the sight-size traditions with Charles Cecil in Florence. In 2006, she participated in the apprentice program under Benjamin Long VI at the League of the Carolinas, as well as assisted him with the Crossnore fresco in the mountains of North Carolina. 

Hooper's exposure to classical realism and to the academic figurative style transformed her work and persona. As her training became her own singular task, she traveled to the deserts of Utah and the museums of London and Vienna, drawing and painting from life and Old Master examples. 

Hooper's work has exhibited in France, England, and throughout the southeastern United States. She is permanently collected in three museums, including the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston where she is the youngest living artist to ever be collected. Her work can also be found in numerous private collections. In 2007, her self-portrait Pugnis et Calcibus was in the BP portrait exhibit touring through the United Kingdom and hung in London's National Portrait Gallery.  Jill lives and works between downtown Charleston and London, where she is the artist-in-residence teaching at Lavender Hill Studios. 

 -Ann Long Fine Art

Ms. Hooper is an alumna of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, Class of 1994. She received the School of the Arts Alumni Award of Achievment in 2013. 

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This item is generously donated by Jill Hooper and Ann Long Fine Art. All sales are final. 

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