John Hooper (1936-2006)

The woodcut piece in the Lady Chapel at Christ Church Cathedral is by New Brunswick artist John Hooper.

English-born artist best known for his polychromed carved wood sculptures, Hooper spent much of his youth in China and served as a captain in the British Army in India in 1944. He was educated at the Royal College of Art and Bournemouth College of Art and studied with sculptor Jacob Epstein. After working at the University of Natal in South Africa from 1956-1962, Hooper moved to New Brunswick where he was hired to establish the art program for Saine John schools. He worked as a teacher for many years before devoting himself full­time to his art practice in 1974. Hooper was the sculptor of the cele­brated bronze figure of Terry Fox that faces Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (from Ar(T)chives: Visual Treasures from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick - a booklet accompanying the exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery December 2022-May 2023)

John Hooper (scultpor) Wikipedia
Read about the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Exhibition
Watch a National Film Board 1979 production John Hooper's Way With Wood


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