U.S. Army Engineers, stationed in Europe, cartographer.
Returned home to Chicago after World War II having served in Europe since 1943 as a cartographer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
M.F.A. (1949, B.F.A.) School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chairman, Exhibition Momentum.
Taught at Wright Junior College, Chicago, IL.
Chaired Exhibition Momentum - a confrontational response to the restricted Chicago art world in the post war years. This activist position proved typical for Golub and has remained constant throughout his artistic and personal life as he is often called upon to lend his voice to political causes and artistic debate.
Leon Golub and Nancy Spero met at the Art Institute of Chicago and were married in 1951. They migrated between Chicago, Italy, and France over the next thirteen years, producing several bodies of work and three sons.
Received the Florsheim Memorial Prize, 61st American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago.
Taught at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Lives in Florence, Italy.
Taught at Indiana University, IN.
Lives in Paris, France.
Received the Ford Foundation Grant.
Honorable Mention, 2nd Interamerican Biennial of the Academy of Fine Arts, Mexico City.
Received the Watson F. Blair Purchase Prize, 65th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago.
Golub and Spero return to the United States from Paris, settling in New York where they continue to reside.
Participated in organization Artists and Writers Protest against the War in Vietnam.
Received the Tamarind Lithography Grant, Los Angeles.
Taught at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Taught for the School of Visual Arts, NY.
Received the Cassandra Foundation Grant.
Received the Guggenheim Foundation Grant.
Taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.
Active in Art Workers Coalition.
Taught at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute of Arts and Letters.
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Received the Christine & Mary Lindback Foundation Award, Rutgers University
Taught at the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, the School of Visual Arts in New York, and at Rutgers University where he became the John C. Van Dyck Professor of Visual Arts.
John C. Van Dyck Professor of Visual Arts, Rutgers University.
Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Latin America.
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Swarthmore College, PA.
William H. Bartels, Martin B. Cahn & Walter M. Campana Award, 75th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago.
Received the Skowhegan Medal for Painting.
Received an Award, for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.
Received the Dickinson College Arts Award.
Taught at Sommerakademie, Salzburg.
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York.
Received the Visual Art Award, National Foundation of Jewish Culture, New York.
Received the third Hiroshima Art Prize, Hiroshima, Japan (jointly with Nancy Spero)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Received City Art’s 29th Anniversary Award (jointly with Nancy Spero).
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.