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ADOLPH GOTTLIEB (1903-1974)
Untitled, (Rockport, MA), and ii) Untitled, (Horses). i) Watercolor on paper. Signed, Adolph Gottlieb, lower left. Signed, Adolph Gottlieb, and inscribed, 155 State Street/Brooklyn/NY, on verso. 127x203 mm; 5x8 inches. ii) Watercolor on paper. Signed, Adolph Gottlieb, lower right. Signed, Adolph Gottlieb, and inscribed, 155 State Street/Brooklyn/NY, on verso. 127x203 mm; 5x8 inches.
Provenance: Private collection.
These watercolors reflect Adolph Gottlieb's early figurative style similar to his mural painting from 1941. Commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA) artist's work program, Homestead on the Plain, is Gottlieb's contribution to the mural division. This painting was created for the Yerington Nevada Post Office. Adolph Gottlieb benefited from the New Deal programs working in the easel division as well as the Treasury Department funded mural division. In these programs he met many like minded artists and formed The Ten, who showed together in private exhibitions. After World War II Gottlieb was a key contributor to the Post-War art movement, Action Painting, with his 1940s works, 1950s Blast series and beyond.