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Adolph Gottlieb

(American, 1903–1974)

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Adolph Gottlieb

Flying lines, 1967

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Born in New York, USA
Enrolled at the Art Students League, where he studied painting with John Sloan, New York, USA
Attended sketch classes at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and visited the Louvre Museum daily, Paris, France
Studied at Parsons School of Design, Art Students League, Cooper Union and the Educational Alliance Art School
Awarded joint prize in the Dudensing National Competition
Became a founding member of "The Ten," a group devoted to expressionist and abstract painting
Worked in the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project’s easel painting division
1937 - 1939
Lived in the Arizona desert, near Tucson, USA
Won U.S. Treasury sponsored nationwide mural competition
Returned to New York, USA


Le Grand Geste, Sammlung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Artists of the Gallery, Adolph Gottlieb, Charles Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, Germany
Adolph Gottlieb Retrospective, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Adolph Gottlieb, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany (solo)
Peggy Guggenheim e la nuova pittura Americana, ARCA, Ex-Chiesa di San Marco, Vercelli, Italy
Adolph Gottlieb, Musée d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, Nice, France (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: Early Prints, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, USA (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: Prints 1933–1946, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: Early Prints from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, USA (solo)
Gottlieb Escultor, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (solo)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Fifty Years of American Art, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Ecole de New York, Le Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, Nice, France
Adolph Gottlieb, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)
Action Painting-Arte Americana 1940-1970, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs 1941-1951 PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb 1960s paintings, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, USA (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: Early Paintings and Works on Paper, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: A Survey Exhibition, Jewish Museum, New York, USA (solo)
Vertical Moves: The Paintings of Adolph Gottlieb, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)
Gottlieb - Monotipos, Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, Spain; Museu d´Art Espanyol Contemporani (Fundación Juan March), Palma de Mallorca, Spain (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: Retrospektive, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Spain (solo)

Public Collections

UAM - University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Tate Britain, London, UK
Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Ein Harod, Israel
Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


Adolph Gottlieb. New York: Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 2006
Adolph Gottlieb, Pictographs. New York: Knoedler & Company, 1998 (catalogue)
Alloway, Lawrence. Adolph Gottlieb: A Retrospective. Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills Press, 1995 (catalogue)