Remembering Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper
1956-2021

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Floyd Cooper last week. Floyd was an amazing artist and a generous educator in our region and beyond. We were honored to have him on our faculty for our 2020 virtual Pocono Retreat. Our community will miss his talent, his humor, and his kindness.

We invite you to spend time remembering Floyd with these tributes:

And here is a throwback interview from 2020 when our Illustrator Coordinator, Berrie Torgan-Randall, interviewed Floyd for our 2020 Pocono Retreat: https://easternpennpoints.wordpress.com/2020/03/11/an-interview-with-illustrator-floyd-cooper-by-berrie-torgan-randall/. It was a highlight of our program to have Floyd join us and do a live demonstration of his subtractive technique.

The Highlights Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of Floyd Cooper. Information about this scholarship and ways to contribute can be found here.

There is also a GoFundMe campaign to assist Floyd’s family with memorial costs. The fundraiser can be found here.

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2 Responses to Remembering Floyd Cooper

  1. KCS says:

    Thank you for these opportunities to remember Floyd. I was so inspired by him at our Pocono 2020 conference.

  2. Brinton Culp says:

    Thankful for Floyd Cooper’s legacy of work. Our local Sierra Club group recently purchased Where’s Rodney? written by Carmen Bogan and illustrated by Floyd Cooper to give to as many elementary schools in Lancaster County as possible to inspire kids to enjoy, explore, and protect the planet. May his inspiring work live on.

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