(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
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