John Heaton Cooper obituary
The Guardian -

My father, John Heaton Cooper, who has died aged 73, was an insightful businessman who created a flourishing art venue in the Lake District in which to display the works of his family and others. He ran the gallery, the Heaton Cooper Studio, for 35 years and turned it into a tourist attraction with more than 96,000 visitors each year.

Born in Windermere, Cumbria, John was the son of the landscape artist William Heaton Cooper and his wife, the sculptor Ophelia Gordon Bell. His grandfather was the...

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