Leon Golub Catalogue
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Leon Golub
Chronology
1922
Born, Chicago, Illinois.
 
1942
B.A. History of Art, The University of Chicago.
 
1943
U.S. Army Engineers, stationed in Europe, cartographer.
 
1946
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.
 
1950
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.
 
1951
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.
 
1954
Received the Florsheim Memorial Prize, 61st American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago.
 
1955
Taught at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology.
 
1956
Lives in Florence, Italy.
 
1957
Taught at Indiana University, IN.
 
1959
Lives in Paris, France.
 
1960
Received the Ford Foundation Grant.
 
1961
Honorable Mention, 2nd Interamerican Biennial of the Academy of Fine Arts, Mexico City.
 
1962
Received the Watson F. Blair Purchase Prize, 65th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago.
 
1964
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.
 
1965
Received the Tamarind Lithography Grant, Los Angeles.
 
Taught at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
 
1966
Taught for the School of Visual Arts, NY.
 
1967
Received the Cassandra Foundation Grant.
 
1968
Received the Guggenheim Foundation Grant.
 
1969
Taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.
 
1970
Active in Art Workers Coalition.
 
Taught at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
 
1973
American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute of Arts and Letters.
 
1982
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.
 
1984
John C. Van Dyck Professor of Visual Arts, Rutgers University.
 
Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Latin America.
 
1985
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Swarthmore College, PA.
 
1986
William H. Bartels, Martin B. Cahn & Walter M. Campana Award, 75th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago.
 
1988
Received the Skowhegan Medal for Painting.
 
1989
Received an Award, for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.
 
1992
Received the Dickinson College Arts Award.
 
Taught at Sommerakademie, Salzburg.
 
1995
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York. Received the Visual Art Award, National Foundation of Jewish Culture, New York.
 
1996
Received the third Hiroshima Art Prize, Hiroshima, Japan (jointly with Nancy Spero) Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
 
1997
Received City Artís 29th Anniversary Award (jointly with Nancy Spero).
 
1999
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.
 
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