Robert Cottingham (Born 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is considered to be one of most important original Photorealist painters. Cottingham’s work focuses on items associated as Americana. He studied art at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. His first solo show was in 1971 at the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York. A retrospective of Cottingham’s work took place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1998.
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