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Adolph Gottlieb
Date: American painter, 1903–1974
Biography: A member of the New York School, Adolph Gottlieb studied first at the Art Students League under Robert Henri and John Sloan before travelling extensively throughout Europe. He exhibited with other New York School artists, including Mark Rothko and Ilya Bolotowsky and articulated the tenets of Abstract Expressionism in a letter to the New York Times drafted with Rothko in 1943. Gottlieb's canvases incorporate gestural brushwork with vaguely geometric forms set off in an object-field relationship of deep space.