biographie de Adolph GOTTLIEB (1903-1974)

Birth place: NYC

Death place: NYC

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter

Studied: ASL, with John Sloan, R. Henri, 1920; Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, 1921; Berlin & Munich, Germany; Parsons School Design.

Exhibited: Salons of Am., 1923, 1926, 1932, 1934; Soc. Indep. Artists, 1925-26, 1933-34, 1937, 1940; Dudensing Comp., 1929 (prize); AIC, 1942-43, 1947; Brooklyn SA, 1944 (prize); PAFA, 1946, 1949-54; Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1947, 1953, 1959, 1967; 48 Sts. Comp. (prize); Univ. Illinois, 1951 (purchase award); exhibs., Paris, London & Tokyo, 1947-59; Guggenheim Mus. (solo); WMAA (solo); Bennington College & Williams College, 1954 (retrospective); Jewish Mus, 1957 (retrospective); CI, 1961 (third prize); Grand Prix, S„o Paulo Bienal, 1963 (Grand Prix); Marlborough Gal., NYC, 1970s

Member: The Ten (founding member, 1935; a group devoted to expressionist and abstract art); Fed. Mod. P&S; Am. Artists Congress; Artists Union

Work: MMA; WMAA; MoMA; Guggenheim Mus., NYC; NOMA; CGA; Dallas MFA; LACMA; Tel Aviv Mus, Israel; Palestine Museum. Commissions: WPA mural, Yerington Post Office Bldg., Nevada, 1939; Ark curtains, Congregation B'nai Israel, Millburn, NJ, 1952; Congregation Beth El, Springfield, MA, 1953; stained glass facade, Milton Steinberg Mem. Center, NYC, 1952; stained glass facade, Park Ave. Synagogue, NYC, 1954.

Comments: One of the major abstract expressionist painters of the New York School. In 1941, he began work on his Pictographs" series, one of four major series that occupied his career; the others were "Grids and Imaginary Landscapes," 1951-57; "Bursts," 1957-74; and "Imaginary Landscapes," mid-1960s. Although he lived in NYC for most of his career, he resided in Tucson, AZ, in the late 1930s and was active in Provincetown, MA, 1946-58. Gottlieb was also a collector of primitive art. Author: articles, College Art Journal; Art in America.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Baigell, Dictionary; Laurence Alloway and Mary Davis MacNaughton, Adolph Gottlieb (1981); Kuchta and Seckler, Provincetown Painters, 208-10; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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