Adolph Gottlieb Biography

New York, 1903 - Long Island, 1974

Master American painter Adolph Gottlieb was a founding member of The Ten, a group devoted to abstract art, and he became a major exponent of Abstract Expressionism . His style can be linked to that of Marc Rothko, Clyfford Still, and Barnet Newman among others. A major theme in his painting was the challenge to humans to resolve dualities within the universe, the pressure of opposites: male and female, chaos and order, creation and destruction, order and chaos.

Gottlieb studied at the Art Students League with Social Realists John Sloan and Robert Henri and in the 1920s he worked at the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in Paris.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - Adolph Gottlieb 'A new selection from the Foundation - oilpaintings from 1952-1973'

American Contemporary Art Gallery - Adolph Gottlieb 1960's paintings

Galeria Elvira Gonzalez - Adolph Gottlieb's Pictographs 1941-1951

PaceWildenstein - Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Richard Pousette-Dart 'New Collection'

American Contemporary Art Gallery - Abstraction of the 1960's

American Contemporary Art Gallery


National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

High Museum of Art, Georgia

Krannert Art Museum, Illinois

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey

Nassau County Museum of Art, New York

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Tate Gallery, Londres

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

University of Montana Museum of Fine Arts