Adolph Gottlieb: Early Prints from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 02:54.
11/09/2006 - 16:30

There's an interesting discussion on Brewed Fresh Daily about what to recommend to parents of an Oberlin student to do in the area during Parents Weekend (Nov. 3-5), which surfaced some great insight. In thinking about the question, I looked at what is up in the cool town of Oberlin and saw this event upcoming at the excellent Allen Museum - if you haven't been to the Allen, check out their site here and consider attending this opening of a globally important exhibition...

Ambulatory: An inventive painter and printmaker, Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974) was one of a group of American artists, including Mark Rothko and William Baziotes, who laid the theoretical foundations for Abstract Expressionism in an infamous letter written to the New York Times in June 1943. This exhibition documents the etchings Gottlieb produced in his Brooklyn home between 1933 and 1946. Gottlieb’s prints are fascinating and complex works that trace the artist's development from stylized figurative work, through Surrealism, to his Pictographs of the 1940s. The AMAM's 1943 Gottlieb painting, The Rape of Persephone, will also be on view in this exhibition.

Organized by the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.

Thursday, November 9, 5:30–7:00
Opening reception

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Thursday, November 9
Classroom 1, 4:30 pm
“Adolph Gottlieb”
Sanford Hirsch, Executive Director of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, will speak on Gottlieb’s work in conjunction with the opening reception of Adolph Gottlieb: Early Prints from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.


Allen Memorial Art Museum
87 North Main Street Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
United States
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