Robert Cottingham

American , 1935 -

American Pop-artist, Robert Cottingham was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the Pratt Institute and began a brief career in graphic design, which inspired his paintings of American urban signage. He first established himself during the early 1970’s among other renowned artists such as Chuck Close and Richard Estes.

Cottingham draws inspiration from the paintings of Piet Mondrian, Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley. Throughout his career he has worked mostly in series: signs, buildings, numbers, letters, words, railroad imagery and typewriters. A large number of his paintings and prints depict the architecture and commercial signage of “downtown America” in the forties and fifties that no longer exist today.
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1977, printed 1978, published 1980

Krakow Witkin Gallery

$2,200 - $5,500

Corona

2015

Tandem Press

$5,500 - $12,000

HAWK-EYE (green background)

2013

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500

Empire

2012

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500

Empire (vertical)

2012

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500

An American Alphabet: N

2011

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500