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Robert Cottingham American Signs Portfolio

Robert Cottingham American Signs Portfolio consists of 12 screenprints in colors on wove paper with full margins. From the signed, numbered and dated printer’s proof edition of 10, aside from the edition limited edition of 100.

Robert Cottingham is an American painter best known for his Photorealist depictions of cropped commercial signage. Born on September 26, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, Cottingham studied at Pratt Institute, where he received his BFA in 1963 before starting a five-year career in commercial advertising. Upon moving to Los Angeles Cottingham seriously committed himself to his own painting practice, which eventually subsumed his advertising career by 1968 as the artist rose to prominence along with the Photorealist movement. Notably—though Cottingham is considered among the 13 most prominent Photorealists of the latter half of the 20th century—he disavowed his relationship to the movement. Instead, he views his own work as part of the lineage of vernacular Americana painters, including the likes of Stuart Davis and Edward Hopper. His work can be found among the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among others.

 

Title

American Signs Portfolio

Medium

Screenprint

Year

2009

Edition

100

Catalogue Raisonné

NA

Signature

Signed

Size 40 x 39 (in)
101.5 x 99 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Robert Cottingham American Signs Portfolio consists of 12 screenprints in colors on wove paper with full margins. From the signed, numbered and dated printer’s proof edition of 10, aside from the edition limited edition of 100.

Robert Cottingham is an American painter best known for his Photorealist depictions of cropped commercial signage. Born on September 26, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, Cottingham studied at Pratt Institute, where he received his BFA in 1963 before starting a five-year career in commercial advertising. Upon moving to Los Angeles Cottingham seriously committed himself to his own painting practice, which eventually subsumed his advertising career by 1968 as the artist rose to prominence along with the Photorealist movement. Notably—though Cottingham is considered among the 13 most prominent Photorealists of the latter half of the 20th century—he disavowed his relationship to the movement. Instead, he views his own work as part of the lineage of vernacular Americana painters, including the likes of Stuart Davis and Edward Hopper. His work can be found among the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among others.

Robert Cottingham American Signs Portfolio

Cottingham studied art at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute and started his career in advertising. After relocating to Los Angeles for work, he began to commit seriously to painting. In 1968, he ended his advertising career and devoted himself full-time to painting. In the late 1960s, he started using photography in his painting practice.

His first solo show was in 1971 at the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York. In 1990, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, and became a full Academician in 1994. A retrospective of Cottingham’s work took place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1998.

Robert Cottingham American Signs Portfolio

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Title

American Signs Portfolio

Medium

Screenprint

Year

2009

Edition

100

Catalogue Raisonné

NA

Signature

Signed

Size 40 x 39 (in)
101.5 x 99 (cm)
Price Price on Request