Adolph Gottlieb

(American, 1903–1974)

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Adolph Gottlieb

Untitled, 1949

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Born: New York, USA
Enrolled at the Art Students League, where he studied painting with John Sloan, New York, NY
Attended sketch classes at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and visited the Louvre Museum daily, Paris, France
Studied at Parsons School of Design, The 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, AZ
Won U.S. Treasury sponsored nationwide mural competition
Returned to New York, NY


Le Grand Geste, Sammlung Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
Artists of the Gallery, Adolph Gottlieb, Charles Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Adolph Gottlieb Retrospective in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice in cooperation with the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York, and american contemporary art GALLERY Munich, September 2010
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, NY (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)
"Adolph Gottlieb: Early Prints ", AMUM - Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: Prints 1933–1946, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb: Early Prints from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH (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, with Otto Hübner as curator for the Abstract Expressionism
2005 - 2006
Ecole de New York, MAMAC 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 Venedig in cooperation with american contemporary art GALLERY
Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs 1941-1951 PaceWildenstein, New York City, NY (solo)
Adolph Gottlieb 1960´s paintings, Galería Elvira González, 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)