Adolph Gottlieb (American, New York 1903–1974 New York)
Oil on canvas
48 x 36in. (121.9 x 91.4cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. David M. Solinger Gift, 1952
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): ADOLPH/ GOTTLIEB; dated (verso): 1950
[Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, until 1952; sold to MMA]

New York. Kootz Gallery. "Gottlieb: New Paintings," January 2–22, 1951, no catalogue.

Art Institute of Chicago. "60th Annual American Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture," October 25–December 16, 1951, no. 64.

Jewish Museum, New York. "An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Adolph Gottlieb," November 17–December 31, 1957, no. 13.

New York. B. Altman & Co. December 4–10, 1969, no catalogue.

Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Treasures from the Metropolitan," October 25, 1970–January 3, 1971, no. 41.

San Juan. El Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. "Arte del Siglo Veinte: EE.UU. del Museo Metropolitano de Arte," April 19–May 31, 1974, no. 23.

Alberta. Edmonton Art Gallery. "Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs," November 11–December 18, 1977, no. 31.

Vancouver Art Gallery. "Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs," January 5–February 12, 1978, no. 31.

Calgary, Alberta. Glenbow-Alberta Institute. "Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs," February 24–April 3, 1978, no. 31.

Ontario. Art Gallery of Windsor. "Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs," April 12–May 14, 1978, no. 31.

Montreal, Quebec. Musée d'Art Contemporain. "Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs," June 8–July 9, 1978, no. 31.

Toronto. Art Gallery of Ontario. "Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs," July 22–September 3, 1978, no. 31.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tribute to a Curator: Robert Beverly Hale," November 16, 1978–March 4, 1979, extended to March 18, 1979, unnum. checklist.

New York. Studio Museum in Harlem. "Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries 1938–1952," December 6, 1992–April 11, 1993, no. 63.

Washington. Phillips Collection. "The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb," September 24, 1994–January 2, 1995, no. 58.

Portland, Me. Portland Museum of Art. "The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb," February 4–April 2, 1995, no. 58.

Brooklyn Museum. "The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb," April 21–August 27, 1995, no. 58.

Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center. "The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb," November 30, 1995–January 28, 1996, no. 58.

New York. Pace Gallery. "Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs 1941–1951," October 29–December 23, 2004, no. 28.

T[homas]. B. H[ess]. "Adolph Gottlieb." Art News 49 (January 1951), p. 47, ill.

Thomas B. Hess. Abstract Painting: Background and American Phase. New York, 1951, pp. 122, 125, fig. 70.

William Rubin. "Adolph Gottlieb." Art International 3 (March–April 1959), pp. 35–37, ill.

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 190, ill.

Eugene Victor Thaw. "The Abstract Expressionists." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 44 (Winter 1986–87), p. 17, fig. 11 (color).

Lowery Stokes Sims in Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries 1938–1952. Exh. cat., Studio Museum in Harlem. New York, 1992, p. 76, no. 63, ill. p. 151.

April Kingsley. The Turning Point: The Abstract Expressionists and the Transformation of American Art. New York, 1992, p. 58, ill.