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Ruffin Cooper

 (1942 - 1992)
Ruffin Cooper was active/lived in California, New York, District Of Columbia.  Ruffin Cooper is known for mixed media construction, set design, photos.

Biography   Ruffin Cooper

The following, submitted October 2005, is from Stephan Bianchi, who knew the artist.

The simple story as I recall it at the moment was that Ruffin Cooper was a short wiry fellow with long red body hair  and a close-cropped bearded face that resemble those faces carved from coconuts.  His brother was the kind, handsome, favored one who was gone long before I met . When the brother was killed in the Viet Nam War, he left Ruffin with his Nikon camera.  Ruffin tried taking modeling shots with little success.  (When he owed me a month's back pay, he reimbursed me by taking about nine rolls of film in various outfits of my choice and numerous locations of his choice.  Only one shot taken th   ...  Displaying 750 of 13305 characters.

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