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Adolph Gottlieb

  • American artist
  • Born March 14, 1903
  • Died March 4, 1974

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


I use color in terms of emotional quality, as a vehicle for feeling... feeling is everything I have experienced or thought.




I want to express the utmost intensity of the color, bring out the quality, make it expressive.




I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.




When I work, I'm thinking in terms of purely visual effects and relations, and any verbal equivalent is something that comes afterwards. But it's inconceivable to me that I could experience things and not have them enter into my painting.



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