Emma Lampert Cooper

Emma Lampert (1855-1920) was born in Nunda, New York, and graduated from Wells College in Aurora, New York. She studied art in New York at the Cooper Union and the Art Students League, and also in Paris. She was in charge of the art department of the Foster School, Clifton Springs, NY for 2 years, and taught painting classes at the Mechanic's Institute, Rochester, NY from 1893 to 1897. During that period she maintained a studio in the Powers Block. Lampert married Colin Campbell Cooper, also a painter, in 1897. They travelled abroad to Europe, the Mediterranean and India to paint. Emma Lampert Cooper exhibited in numerous museums and shows. She won medals in the Chicago Exposition, the Atlanta Exposition, Paris Exposition, St. Louis Exposition, and the Woman's Art Club Exposition.