Adolph Gottlieb, ‘Pictograph’, 1942, Hollis Taggart

Signature: Signed and dated lower right: "A. GOTTLIEB 1942"

"The Tiger's Eye," no. 3, March 1948, p. 100 (illustrated).
Pamela Franks, "The Tiger's Eye: The Art of a Magazine" (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002), p. 42 (illustrated).

From the artist
Marcella Diamond Tow
Private collection, by descent
Private collection

About Adolph Gottlieb

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.

American, 1903-1974, New York, New York