Adolph Gottlieb

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Adolph Gottlieb (March 14, 1903 - March 4, 1974) was an American abstract expressionist painter and sculptor.


  • We are going to have perhaps a thousand years of non-representational painting.
  • To my mind certain so-called abstraction is not abstraction at all..on the contrary it is realism of our time.
  • We were outcasts,roughly expressionist painters not acceptable to most dealers and collectors.(A reference to the TEN group of painters)
  • The role of the artist,of course,has always been that of image-maker.Different times require different images.
  • To us art is an adventure into an unknown world,which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.
  • My favourite symbols were those I did not understand.
  • Selden Rodman, Conversations With Artists, 1957

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