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Alan Cotton (b 1938)

Biography of artist Alan Cotton (b 1938)

Alan Cotton was born in Redditch in Worcestershire in 1938. Cotton studied at Redditch and Bournville Schools of Art, the Painting School of Birmingham College of Art and the University of Birmingham.

Cotton moved to Devon in the 1960s. He was a lecturer and academic during the 1970s and early 80s at the University of Exeter and Rolle College in Exmouth. Cotton has a studio in Colaton Raleigh.

By Royal Appointment in 2005, Cotton was the official artist for The Prince of Wales on a trip to Sri Lanka and Australasia.

The Messum Gallery in the West End of London hold regular exhibitions of his work.

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Alan Cotton (b 1938) Related Lots

Lot FS36/400

Lot FS36/400: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter, Evening, 1979

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter, Evening, 1979- signed and dated bottom right inscribed on the stretcher oil on canvas 49 x 100cm.

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £880

Lot FS29/372

Lot FS29/372: Alan Cotton [b 1938] - Crofter's Cottages, Co Kerry, Ireland

Alan Cotton [b 1938] - Crofter's Cottages, Co Kerry, Ireland - two, both signed watercolours 20.5 x 14cm & 14 x 20.5.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £400

Lot FS28/327

Lot FS28/327: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter, Evening, 1979

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter, Evening, 1979- signed and dated oil on canvas 49 x 100cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £880

Lot FS28/329

Lot FS28/329: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter 1979, Small Study

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter 1979, small study - signed and dated '79 oil on board 19 x 24.5 cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £520

Lot FS28/330

Lot FS28/330: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter Near Colaton Raleigh

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter near Colaton Raleigh - signed oil on board 12.5 x 12.5 cm.

Estimate: £100 - £200
Realised: £130

Lot FS27/309

Lot FS27/309: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Piemonte - Burnished Vines in Hazy Light

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Piemonte - Burnished Vines in Hazy Light - signed bottom left oil on canvas 50.5 x 50.5cm.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £750

Lot FS27/310

Lot FS27/310: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Snowdonia IV

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Snowdonia IV- signed and dated '75 bottom right further signed, inscribed and dated 1975 on the reverse oil on board 24 x 34cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £550

Lot FS25/313

Lot FS25/313: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Otterton From the Meadows

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Otterton from the Meadows - signed further signed and inscribed on the stretcher oil on canvas 79 x 64cm.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £680

Lot FS25/312

Lot FS25/312: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter Weir

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - River Otter Weir - signed and dated 1974 further signed and inscribed on the stretcher oil on canvas 90 x 69cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £550

Lot FS25/315

Lot FS25/315: Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Sunflower Field, Near Arles, Provence

Alan Cotton [b 1936] - Sunflower Field, near Arles, Provence - signed bottom right further signed, inscribed and dated 1987 on the stretcher oil on canvas 46 x 61.5cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £580

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