Friday, September 23, 2016

Albert Kotin American Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s

Self Portrait ©Allan Tepper Photographer
    "To know Al Kotin is to come face to face wit a man whose life and work is a continual manifestation of integrity. Actually, I believe there is no other way."

Mathias Goeritz

      "As long as there are people such as Al Kotin, there    is no danger to art." 
                                                    Alexander Calder                                                                          


Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation of  New York School
Abstract Expressionist Artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s
had been recognized across the Atlantic including Paris. New York School
Abstract Expressionism represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning,
Franz Kline and others became the leading art movement of the postwar era. 

Artists including James Brooks, Nicolas Carone, Giorgio Cavallon,
Willem & Elaine De Kooning, Enrico Donati, John Ferren, Perle Fine,
Michael Goldberg, Robert Goodnough, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann,
Earl Kerkam, Franz Kline, Albert Kotin, Conrad Marca-Relli, Joan Mitchell,
Robert Motherwell, Richard Pousette-Dart, Milton Resnick, James Rosati,
Louis Schanker, David Smith, and Esteban Vicente were the 24 artists
from the total of 256 participants who were included in the famous 9th St. Show, (1951)
and in all the following New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals from 1953 to 1957.
These Annuals were important because the participants were chosen
by the artists themselves.

Albert Kotin, Predators, 1951
Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches
"9th St." Show, 1951
All right reserved by the artist or his delegates.


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