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Adolph Gottlieb Art

American, 1903-1974

Adolph Gottlieb was an American abstract expressionist painter, print maker and sculptor. He is considered to be one of the “first generation” of abstract expressionists. From 1920–1921 he studied at the Art Students League of New York, after which, having determined to become an artist he left high school at the age of 17 and worked his passage to Europe on a merchant ship. He traveled in France and Germany for a year. He lived in Paris for 6 months during which time he visited the Louvre Museum every day and audited classes at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. He spent the next year travelling in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and other part of Central Europe, visiting museums and art galleries. When he returned, he was one of the most traveled New York Artists.

Gottlieb had his first solo exhibition at the Dudensing Galleries in New York City in 1930. During the 1920s and early 1930s he formed lifelong friendships with other artists such as Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Milton Avery, and John Graham. In 1935, he and nine others, including Ben-Zion, Joseph Solman, Ilya Bolotowsky, Louis Harris, Jack Kufeld, Mark Rothko, and Louis Schanker, known as “The Ten”, exhibited their works together until 1940.

It was from 1937-1938 when Gottlieb moved to the desert in Tuscon, where he moved from an expressionist-realist style approach to a style that combines elements of surrealism and formalist abstraction. He drew inspiration from the local environment and symbols to remove temporarily from his work.

Throughout his career, Adolph Gottlieb had 56 solo exhibitions and was included in over 200 group exhibitions. His works of art are in the collections of more than 140 major museums around the world. Gottlieb was accomplished as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. He designed and oversaw construction of a 1500 square-foot stained glass façade for the Milton Steinberg Center in New York City in 1954, and he designed a suite of 18 stained glass windows for the Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn. He was the first of his generation to have his art collected by the Museum of Modern Art (1946) and the Guggenheim Museum (1948). Gottlieb suffered a major stroke in 1970 that left him paralyzed except for his right arm and hand. He was voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1972. He continued to paint and to exhibit his art until his death in March 1974.

(Biography provided by Marlborough Graphics)
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Artist: Adolph Gottlieb
Levitation
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"Levitation" is arguably the most ambiguous and distinctive print Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) created. It has the essential elements of a classic Gottlieb: richly-colored monochromat...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Blue on Black
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Palm Desert, CA
An abstract, acrylic painting by Adolph Gottlieb. "Blue on Black" is an abstract, acrylic on paper laid on canvas painting executed in a dark palette with primary red and blue by Pos...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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"Untitled," Adolph Gottlieb, Red Abstract Expressionism
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Larchmont, NY
Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) Untitled, 1966 Acrylic on paper 19 x 24 inches Signed and dated lower left This work is catalogued at the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation as #6683. ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Azimuth
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Adolph Gottlieb. "Azimuth" is an abstract expressionist painting, oil on canvas in a palette of whites, blacks, and greens by artist Adolph Gottlieb. It is signed verso...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Adolph Gottlieb Art

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ORANGE OVAL
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Portland, ME
Gottlieb, Adolph (American, 1903-1974) ORANGE OVAL, Screenprint in colors, 1972. Edition of 150, printed on wove paper. Signed in pencil, dated and numbered 143/150. Printed by Kelpr...
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1970s Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Imaginary Landscape I
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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1970s Abstract Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Aquatint

Chrome Yellow
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Rose Mood, Abstract Expressionist Sillkscreen by Adolph Gottlieb 1967
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Long Island City, NY
An original silkscreen by American Abstract Expressionist, Adolph Gottlieb. It is hand-signed and numbered from the edition of 75. Artist: Adolph Gottlieb Title: Rose Mood Year: ...
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Flury
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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Crimson Ground, Abstract Expressionist Silkscreen by Adolph Gottlieb 1972
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Adolph Gottlieb, American (1903 - 1974) Title: Crimson Ground Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen, Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 78/150 Size: 24 x 19 in. (60.96 x 48.26 cm...
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Halo, Abstract Expressionist Sillkscreen by Adolph Gottlieb 1966
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Long Island City, NY
An original silkscreen by American Abstract Expressionist, Adolph Gottlieb. It is hand-signed and numbered from the edition of 50. Artist: Adolph Gottlieb Title: Halo Year: 1966...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Untitled (from the Peace Portfolio I)
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Many of the most high-profile American artists of the 1960's lent their voices and artwork to opposing the Vietnam War. This work, a paradigm of Adolph Gottlieb's signature motifs,...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Signs
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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"James P. Johnson Love," Adolph Gottlieb, Harlem Renaissance Jazz Music Abstract
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Larchmont, NY
Adolph Gottlieb (1903 - 1974) James P. Johnson Love, 1949 Watercolor and pencil on paper 10 x 12 inches Signed and dated lower left Provenance: Harold Rosenberg, New York James P....
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Black Field
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Adolph Gottlieb Black Field 1972 Screenprint 36 x 28 in. Edition of 150 Pencil signed and numbered ABOUT THE WORK In the vertical "Bursts," the series relies...
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Black Field, Abstract Expressionist Silkscreen by Adolph Gottlieb 1972
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Adolph Gottlieb, American (1903 - 1974) Title: Black Field Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen, Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 126/150 Image: 24 x 17.5 inches Size: 36 x 2...
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Germination #2
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
A striking color lithograph on Arches with full margins. Signed, dated and numbered by Gottlieb in pencil, from an edition of 65.
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1960s Abstract Adolph Gottlieb Art

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Adolph Gottlieb "Black & Grey" Silkscreen
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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Red Ground
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Screenprint in colors, on wove paper Sheet: 30 3/8 x 22 1/2 in. (77.2 x 57.2 cm) Edition of 75 Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'Artist Proof' on lower margin
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Blues on Green
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Adolph Gottlieb Blues on Green 1970 Screenprint 32 7/8 x 25 7/8 inches Edition of 150
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Blue Night
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Adolph Gottlieb Blue Night, 1970 color silkscreen 31 x 24 inches edition of 200
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Flurry
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen edition of 75
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Pink Ground
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Adolph Gottlieb Pink Ground, 1972 Screenprint Image: 24 x 17 1/2 inches (pictured) Sheet: 36 x 27 5/8 inches Edition of 150
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Pink High
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Color silkscreen, edition of 95.
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Chrome Yellow Green Disc
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Edition of 50
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Flying Lines
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Colour silkscreen Edition of 75
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Black Field
By Adolph Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Adolph Gottlieb Black Field, 1972 silkscreen Image: 24 x 17 1/2 inches (pictured) Sheet: 36 x 27 5/8 inches Edition of 150
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Located in Wiscasset, ME
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