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Adolph Gottlieb

Compartments of Memory, ca. 1949

Gouache on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
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Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903–1974
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Recognized as one of the originators of Abstract Expressionism, painter Adolph Gottlieb drew on mythological and tribal symbols as well as Surrealism to create works that emphatically broke with American Regionalism. Gottlieb’s pictographs possessed primitivist qualities, featuring shapes evocative of cave drawings. His later paintings, such as the well-known Brink from 1959, often employed circular motifs and thick, gestural brushstrokes, which were an integral part of the development of Color Field painting.

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Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903–1974
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Recognized as one of the originators of Abstract Expressionism, painter Adolph Gottlieb drew on mythological and tribal symbols as well as Surrealism to create works that emphatically broke with American Regionalism. Gottlieb’s pictographs possessed primitivist qualities, featuring shapes evocative of cave drawings. His later paintings, such as the well-known Brink from 1959, often employed circular motifs and thick, gestural brushstrokes, which were an integral part of the development of Color Field painting.

Adolph Gottlieb

Compartments of Memory, ca. 1949

Gouache on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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