The late Chicago artist David Kotker is best known for his attenuated bronze sculptures. These iconic figures, executed in the 1980s, were completed when the artist was in his mid-20s. A distinctive quality to Kotker’s bronze work is the exquisite and varied finishes of the patinas. These sensitively realized forms, tribal in nature, are reminiscent of work from the Etruscan Period. Kotker was an Artist-in-Residence at Rockford Art Museum in 1987. His accomplishments as a tattooist in Chicago and Amsterdam earned him an international reputation in this field.