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New York, 1935 -
This ESTABLISHED PAINTER and GRAPHIC ARTIST is one of the key figures in American PHOTOREALISM. In his work, Robert Cottingham combines fragments of advertisements and commercial billboard imagery with the glaring reflections of neon lights.
Using photographs as his guide, Cottingham works in series referring to particular themes or objects, for instance signs, words, numbers, buildings, train tracks and typewriters, always using their appearance in American life as his focus.
Robert Cottingham's work can be found in the following MUSEUMS and COLLECTIONS: - National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., US. - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. - National Academy of Design, New York. - Orlando Museum of Art, Florida. - Seavest Collection of Contemporary American Realism. - University of Virginia Art Museum.