Martin Kotler (American, born 1953) has been attracted to Washington DC’s industrial and architectural heritage since his arrival in 1980.
Washington’s cityscape echoed many of the formal elements in the great precisionist paintings of Charles Sheeler and Thomas Crawford. Inspired by such artists and by his surroundings, Kotler’s paintings capture the light and forms of Washington’s dynamic urban environment. As counterpoint to his depictions of street scenes and industrial activity, Kotler paints lush botanical studies directly from life and captures scenes unfolding along the landscape of the Potomac River. Martin Kotler received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and his Masters of Fine Arts from American University. His works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.