St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital
Jill Hooper Exhibition & Reception
Benjamin Franklin House
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF
In 2014, Hooper spent time in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza skething and painting the patients, staff, and buildings of St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital. St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital is the only charitable provider of expert eye care in the Palestinan territories, treating patients regardless of ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.
With a hospital in Jerusalem, satellite clinics in Gaza, Hebron, Anabta, and mobile outreach teams
across the West Bank, eye care is more available to isolated communities.
Hooper was able to illustrate this effort with her ability to capture the human spirit through portraiture.
His Royal Highness Richard Duke of Gloucester
Grand Prior, The Most Venerable Order of The Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
(Order of St John)
24" x 36"
Oil on Linen
Hooper teaching children to draw