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First Name
Last Name
Fagence Cooper
York Art Gallery
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Art History, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, Ruskin, Dickens, Gender, Museums, Romantic Modernism, British, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, William Morris, Arts and Crafts
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About Me

Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper

Suzanne is a writer, broadcaster, lecturer and curator. She is currently Research Curator at York Art Gallery, for the 2019 exhibition, ‘Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud.  Suzanne spent 12 years at the V&A Museum, researching the Victorian collections. As an expert on 19th and 20th century British art, she is in demand as a lecturer for the Arts Society, and as an invited speaker for Cunard voyages. She is an historical consultant for the BBC and Channel 4, and advised Ralph Fiennes on his film, ‘The Invisible Woman’, about Dickens and the actress Ellen Ternan.

Suzanne’s books include ‘Pre-Raphaelite Art in the V&A Museum’ and ‘The Victorian Woman’. Her biography of ‘Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais’, was the official publication for Emma Thompson’s film, ‘Effie Gray’, released in 2014.

Follow her on Twitter @suzannefagence                  

Recent Publications

Forthcoming: ‘Burne-Jones as Designer’, catalogue essay for ed. Alison Smith, Burne-Jones, Tate Britain, 2018

Selected books:

2010                    The Model Wife: the Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais, Duckworth (Published as Effie by St Martin’s Press,USA, 2011)

2003                   Pre-Raphaelite Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum

2001                    The Victorian Woman, V&A Publications

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Museums, Sexuality, Religion, Women