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Born August 7, 1907 in Minsk, Russia.
Emigrated to USA in 1908. US citizen 1923.
Died 1980 in New York City.
Studied 1924-1929: National Academy of
Design with Charles Hawthorne,
Provincetown, Mass.; 1929-32: Academie
Julian, Academie dela Grande Chaumiere,
Atelier de Fresque and Colarossi, Paris;
1947-1951: Art Student League, NYC;
with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown. MA. and in New York City.
Federal Art Projects, Public Works of Art
Project (PWAP) 1923-34; Works Progress
Administration, Federal Art Project
Military Service WW II 1941-1945:
US Army Engineering School.
Teaching Positions 1947-51: City College,
NY; 1952-61: Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn; 1961: Visiting Professor in Art,
Southern Illinois University; 1964-65:
Stout State University, Menomonie, WI;
1966-1975: Long Island University NY.
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Albert Kotin's Biography
Selected Group Exhibitions 1935: "Exhibition of Oil Paintings," WPA
Federal Art Project, Federal Art Gallery,
NYC; 1946: "First National Print Competition
Exhibit," Associated American Artists, NYC;
1947: "J & E.R. Pennell Exhibition of Prints,"
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; 1948: "8 & 2 Exhibition," The New School for Social Research, NYC; 1951, 1953-57: The "9th St." Show the first "New York Painting and Sculpture Annual" and the subsequent 5 Annual Exhibitions, Stable Gallery, NYC; 1956: "Painters and Sculptors on 10th Street," Tanager Gallery, NYC; 1959: "10th Street," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; 1962: "Multiples," Graham Gallery, NYC; 1963-64: "Hans Hofmann and His Students," circ. by The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; 1994: "Reclaiming Artists of the New York School. Toward a More Inclusive View of the 1950s," Baruch College City University, NYC; "New York-Provincetown: A 50s Connection," Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.
Selected Solo Exhibitions 1951: (first)
Hacker Gallery, NYC; 1958: Grand Central Moderns Gallery, NYC; 1959: Tanager Gallery, NYC; 1960: Galerie Iris Clert, Paris; Pollock Gallery, Toronto; 1964: Byron Gallery, NYC; 1968: "Ten Year Retrospective of Albert Kotin's
Work," Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY; 1982: "Albert Kotin, 1907-1980,"
Memorial Exhibition, Barron Arts Center,
ALBERT KOTIN AMERICAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST of the 1950s