Robert Cottingham – part 2

Robert Cottingham (born 1935 Brooklyn, NY) is of a generation of 20th century painters, who in finding themselves confronted with the 19th century rival of painting, photography, successfully assimilated photography into their work. This movement in art became known as Photo Realism. It developed quietly during the early 1960's and emerged as the predominant style in the 'Documenta 5' 1972 in Kassel, Germany, an international exhibition that is one of the most important in the world. Malcom Morley, Robert Cottingham, Robert Bechtle, John Clemente Clark, Richard McClean, Ralph Goings and John Kacere are among the main artists to adopt this international style.

This is part 2 of a 4-part post on the works of Robert Cottingham. For biographical notes on Cottingham see part 1. Parts 1-3 will show a chronology of his works. Part 4 looks at his “American Alphabet” prints.

1981 Joseph's Liquors oil on canvas 81.2 x 81.2 cm © Robert Cottingham

1982 Hairstylist #18 acrylic on paper 44.4 x 63.6 cm © Robert Cottingham

1982 11th Street acrylic on canvas 54.6 x 78.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1983 Glossinger's graphite on vellum 66.7 x 90.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1983 Ral's lithograph 46.6 x 64 cm © Robert Cottingham
 
1983 Ral's hand-coloured lithograph 46.6 x 64 cm © Robert Cottingham

1983 Ral's oil on canvas 105.4 x 148.6 cm © Robert Cottingham

1984 One Way lithograph 81.5 x 69 cm © Robert Cottingham

1984 One Way hand-coloured lithograph 63.5 x 50.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1984 Pepsi (State 1) drypoint on paper 24.3 x 24.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1984 Pepsi (State 2) drypoint on paper 33.5 x 36.2 cm © Robert Cottingham

1991 Don't Walk metal relief print 23.8 x 51.1 cm © Robert Cottingham

1985 Don't Walk lino cut 30.1 x 26.9 cm © Robert Cottingham

1991 Lone Star © Robert Cottingham

1985 Rialto lithograph 45.7 x 45.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1985 Rialto hand-coloured lithograph 45.7 x 45.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1985 Wichita gouache on paper 76.8 x 102.2 cm © Robert Cottingham

1986 Barrera-Rosa's, from the portfolio Barrera-Rosa's lino cut 33.3 x 95.2 cm © Robert Cottingham

1986 Barrera-Rosa's, from the portfolio Barrera-Rosa's drypoint 57.8 x 116.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1986 Barrera-Rosa's, from the portfolio Barrera-Rosa's lithograph 33.6 x 95.1 cm © Robert Cottingham

1985 Barrera-Rosa oil on canvas 149.9 x 426.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1986 O (State 1, Blue) etching & aquatint 32.4 x 20.3 cm © Robert Cottingham

1986 O etching & aquatint 56.8 x 42.2 cm © Robert Cottingham

1986 O etching & aquatint 56.8 x 42.2 cm  © Robert Cottingham

2007 from "An American Alphabet" O lithograph 78.1 x 53.3 cm © Robert Cottingham

1987 Santa Fe lithograph on paper 57.8 x 57.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1987 Santa Fe hand-coloured lithograph 57.8 x 57.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1988 Santa Fe woodcut on paper 77.2 x 77.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1989 Santa Fe woodcut on paper 88.9 x 88.9 cm © Robert Cottingham

1988 Barber Shop oil on canvas 81.3 x 81.3 cm © Robert Cottingham

1989 Barber Shop lithograph 49.5 x 50.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1989 Barber Shop hand-coloured lithograph 49.5 x 50.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1988 Starr lithograph 40.6 x 59.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1988 Great Northern oil on linen 198.1 x 198.1 cm © Robert Cottingham

1989 Blues aquatint on paper 25.7 x 45.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1989 Frankfurters-Hamburgers, from the Cottingham Suite lithograph 26.7 x 26.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1989 C & O lithograph 54.6 x 74.9 cm © Robert Cottingham

1991 Nite woodcut on paper 127 x 92.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

2009 Nite screenprint 96.5 x 96.5 cm © Robert Cottingham

1991 Taft gouache on paper 14.6 x 14.6 cm © Robert Cottingham

1991 Rolling Stock Series No. 7, for Jim hand-coloured etching, collagraph & monoprint 187 x 74.3 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Art lithograph 117.5 x 116.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

2009 Art Screenprint 96.5 x 96.5 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock No. 30, for Mark, from the portfolio Rolling Stock aquatint, lift ground & spit bite 57.2 x 78.7 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock #27 woodcut on paper 26 x 34.3 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock #22, for Bill hand-coloured etching, collograph & monoprint 122.6 x 172.1 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock, for Chuck, from the portfolio Rolling Stock aquatint, lift ground, spit bite & line etch white 52 x 16.8 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock, for Armyn, from the portfolio Rolling Stock aquatint, lift ground & spit bite 53.3 x 74 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock, for Leslie C., from the portfolio Rolling Stock aquatint,  lift ground, spit bite & white ground 68.6 x 63.5 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock, for Trish, from the portfolio Rolling Stock aquatint, lift ground & spit bite 32.1 x 32.1 cm © Robert Cottingham

1992 Rolling Stock, for Jesse aquatint, lift ground & spit bite 74.8 x 55.8 cm © Robert Cottingham


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