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Harry Gottlieb    (American, 1895-1992)




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Biography
1895 Born in Bucharest, Romania
1907 Immigrated to the United States, settled in Minneapolis
1915 - 1917 Attended the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
1918 Moved to New York City
Worked as a scenic and costume designer for Eugene O'Neil's Province Town Theater Group
1923 Married artist and sculptor Eugenie Gershoy, joined the artist colony at Woodstock, NY
1930 Joined the Communist Party in the 1930's and remained a life-long member
1931 Received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts
1936 - 1937 Served as the first director of the American Artists School, New York, NY
Was a leader and active member of both the Artist's Union and the Artist's Congress
1935 - 1940 Joined the Federal Art Project
Became one of the first members of the Silk Screen Unit of the WPA/FAP
1977 Helped to organize a show of WPA artists at the Parsons School of Design
1992 Died of Alzheimer's disease in 1992

Exhibitions
2010 The American Scene: New Deal Art 1935-1943, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (Group)
2009 1934: A New Deal for Artists, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
2008 Above and Below: Skyscrapers to Subways in New York City 1913-1949, Stark University Art Collection, Syracuse, NY
2000 Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (Group)
2000 rintmakers A to Z: Selections from Georgetown's Collections, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Group)
2000 20 in 2000, Winston Unity Center, New York, New York (Group)
1995 American Screenprints: 1930s-1960s, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
1983 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Solo)
1948 Aca Gallery, New York, NY
1943 12th Biennial International Water Color Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
1940 40th Annual Exhibition of Watercolours and Prints at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Group)
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