Kotin was born in Minsk, Russia. He studied at the National Academy, Art Students’ League, Charles Hawthorne, Provincetown, Academie Julian, Paris, Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, Colorossi, Paris, Atelier de Fresque,Paris, and Hans Hoffman School, New York. In the 1950’s, Kotin was an integral part of the New York City 10th Street Group which included some of the foremost Abstract Expressionist artists of the day, such as Phillip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Ad Reinhardt, Arshile Gorky, and Harold Rosenberg. His works have been exhibited in many shows and galleries in New York City, Mexico, Paris, Pennsylvania, Houston, Illiniios, amongst others.
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA