biography of Albert KOTIN (1907-1980)

Birth place: Russia

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter, educator, lithographer

Studied: ASL; NAD; Charles Hawthorne, Provincetown, MA, 1924-29; Acad. Colarossi, Acad. Julian & Acad. Grande Chaumière, Paris, 1929-32; Atelier de Fresque with Paul Baudouin; Hans Hofmann, New York & Provincetown, 1946-50.

Exhibited: An Am. Group, 1938; Syracuse Mus. FA; LOC Print Exhib., 1947; 9th Street Show, NY, 1951; New York Artists Ann., Stable Gal., 1952-57; Gal. Iris Clert, Paris, 1960; Grand Central Mod., NY, 1958 (solo); Artful Eye Gal., Lambertville, NJ, 1988 (retrospective). Awards: NJ Post Office Competition, U.S. Treasury Dept., 1937 (first prize); Longview Fund, 1962 (purchase award)

Member: Am. Artists Congress; Woodstock AA

Work: Syracuse Mus. FA; Kalamazoo IA; NYU; Brooklyn Pub. Lib.; Newark (NJ) Board Educ.; Long Island Univ. Commission: mural, sociology dept., NYU, 1934; two WPA murals, U.S. Treasury Dept., Arlington, NJ, 1937; mural, Ada (OH) Post Office, 1938.

Comments: Preferred media: oils, acrylics. Positions: juror of murals, New York Art Exh., 1938; color consult., Cultural Comn. Mexico Olympic Org., 1968. Teaching: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, 1961; Stout State Univ., 1964-66; Long Island Univ., 1966-70s. Contr.: It Is, 1960.

Sources: WW73; Friedeberg, "Kotin, Art Supplement," Architecture magazine (1962); Prampolini, El Arte Contemporaneo Editorial Pormaca (Macmillan, 1964); Rodriguez, Que Ha Pasado con la Pintura? (Inst Investigaciones Esteticas, 1968); WW47; Woodstock AA