Jamie Cooper, Date of Birth

    

Jamie Cooper

Australian painter and footballer

Date of Birth: 14-Jun-1964

Profession: painter, Australian rules footballer

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Jamie Cooper

  • Jamie Cooper (born 14 June 1964) is an Australian painter and former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. As a footballer, Cooper was recruited from Surrey Hills, Victoria.
  • He made his senior VFL debut with the Fitzroy Football Club in 1984 and was a fringe player, playing 26 games over four seasons.Cooper is best known for his painting career, and became internationally known for his large-scale historical "dream scene" sporting portraits, featuring a team's star players from throughout different eras, all depicted in their prime of their careers, interacting with each other in a single locker room or on one field.
  • His first such paintings were commissioned for the Australian Football League's Carlton Football Club to celebrate its Team of the Century in 2001, and within the next decade he had painted similar dream scenes for most AFL clubs, as well as a mural commissioned by the league in 2008 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first game of Australian rules football.
  • In 2008, he completed an uncommissioned dream scene of Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies, which the club hung in its foyer and then, in 2011, eventually purchased outright.
  • In the mid 2010s, he was commissioned by several European clubs, including Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull Kingston Rovers to paint dream scenes.
  • Cooper is known for including subtle nods to the club's historical events and folklore in the finest background details of his dream scenes.

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