Museu Berardo
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 Gottlieb, Adolph (1903 - 1974)

Man and Arrow, 1950

Oil on canvas;
106.7 x 137.2 cm
Abstract Expressionism

UID 102-231


American painter who studied at the Art Students League in New York between 1920 and 1921 and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére in Paris, in the following year. In 1923, he enrolled at the Parsons School of Design and Cooper Union Institute. He held his first one-man show in 1930 and, in 1935, he was a founder member of the Expressionist group The Ten, and exhibited his work with them until 1940. The letter he sent, with Rothko, to the New York Times laid the bases for the creation of Abstract Expressionism. From 1940 onwards, he produced Pictographs, symbolic drawings close to the magic realist style. In 1957, he reduced his pictorial language to the absolute minimum elements such as spheres and blots swaying in suspended tension. In 1959, he took part in Documenta 2, in Kassel. In 1963, he received the first prize at the Sao Paulo Biennale and, in 1974, he was a member of the New York Art Commission. His condensed pictorial language connected him to the Abstract Expressionists like Mark Rothko and Franz Kline.


Adolph Gottlieb - A Retrospective
Wetterling Gallery, Sweden
01-01-1989 ~ 31-12-1989

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

“Intuição e a Estrutura” – De Torres Garcia a Vieira da Silva (1929-1949)
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
04-12-2008 ~ 15-02-2009


Adolph Gottlieb – A Retrospective, 1989
Published by Wetterling Gallery

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

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