Robert Cottingham  (American, 1935) 

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Robert Cottingham (American, b.1935) is an American photorealist painter. The presence of Americana characterizes the vast majority of Cottingham’s work. His works often reflect a proficient understanding of the interplay between light and perspective. In this way, Cottingham assigns a prominence to illumination that serves to underscore details of the ordinary that normally exist unnoticed. He studied at the Pratt Institute and was awarded a BFA in 1963. His work has been exhibited in France and across the United States, especially in Southern California, Connecticut, and New York. In 1998, a retrospective of his work was showcased at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Robert Cottingham, 90

 

Robert Cottingham
90
1989

Auction: Apr 24, 2014
Heffel Fine Art Auction House
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Robert Cottingham, A

 

Robert Cottingham
A
1996

Pensler Fine Art
Robert Cottingham, American Signs (set of 12 works)

 

Robert Cottingham
American Signs (set of 12 works)
2009

Auction: Apr 28, 2014
Phillips New York
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Robert Cottingham, HAWK-EYE (green background)

 

Robert Cottingham
HAWK-EYE (green background)
2013

Tandem Press
Robert Cottingham, HAWK-EYE (red background)

 

Robert Cottingham
HAWK-EYE (red background)
2013

Tandem Press
Robert Cottingham, HAWK-EYE (brown background)

 

Robert Cottingham
HAWK-EYE (brown background)
2013

Tandem Press
Robert Cottingham, American Signs (Portfolio of 12)

 

Robert Cottingham
American Signs (Portfolio of 12)
2009

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Robert Cottingham, Frozen Custard

 

Robert Cottingham
Frozen Custard
1976

Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Robert Cottingham, Q

 

Robert Cottingham
Q
1987

James Goodman Gallery
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Robert Cottingham, Remington 5

 

Robert Cottingham
Remington 5, 2003
graphite on vellum

 

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Robert Cottingham, Red Corona

 

Robert Cottingham
Red Corona, 2003
oil on canvas

 

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Robert Cottingham, Hi-Ho

 

Robert Cottingham
Hi-Ho, 1972
acrylic on paper

 

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1935   Born: Brooklyn, NY
1963   B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2007 - 2008   ICONES AMERICAINES (Mel Ramos, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann)
2005   Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France (solo)
Tandem Press- Robert Cottingham, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
2004   New Still Lifes, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001   Still Lifes, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2000   Still Lifes, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999   Works of Paper Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1998   Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Retrospective) (solo)
1997   Robert Cottingham – An American Alphabet, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (solo)
Hollywood Stills: House Portraits by Robert Cottingham, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (solo)
1996   Robert Cottingham – An American Alphabet, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL (solo)
1994   Harcourts Contemporary, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Robert Cottingham, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA (solo)
Takda Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1993   Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Cottingham – Rolling Stock Series, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT (solo)
1992   Robert Cottingham – Rolling Stock Series, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1991   Harcourts Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
1990   Robert Cottingham – Rolling Stock Series, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY
Three Universities Collect, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989   Gimpel and Weitzenhiffer, New York, NY
Barbara Fendrick Gallery Washington, DC
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, MA
Trains and Planes: The Influence of Locomotion in American Painting, Sherry French Gallery New York, NY; traveling exhibition
Coming of Age: Twenty-one Years of Collecting by the Madison Arts Center, Madison Arts Center, Madison, WI
National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University Kansas, Emporia, KS; traveling exhibition
1988   Facing It: Selections from the Ross Turk Collection, Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN
Davidson Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
1987   Union Station, Hartford, CT
In Defense of Sacred Lands, The Harcus Gallery, Boston, MA
Close Focus: Prints, Drawings and Photographs, National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Instituion Washington, DC
1986   The Detailed Image: Realism Here and Abroad, Harcourts Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Interiors and Exteriors: Contemporary Realist Prints, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Hollywood: Legend and Reality, National Museum of American History Washington, DC
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO (Retrospective); traveling exhibition