Adolph Gottlieb was a prominent American painter and member of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists. Characterized by an idiosyncratic use of an abstract visual language, his paintings are inspired by Primitivism and mythological symbols and achieve an emotional intensity from their expressive use of color.


Works by Adolph Gottlieb are found in major private and public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.