Harry Gottlieb

(American, 1895–1992)

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Harry Gottlieb

Mine Disaster, 1939

2,500 USD

Biography

Timeline

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
1935 - 1940
Joined the Federal Art Project
Became one of the first members of the Silk Screen Unit of the WPA/FAP
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
1977
Helped to organize a show of WPA artists at the Parsons School of Design

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)
rintmakers A to Z: Selections from Georgetown's Collections, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Group)
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