Adolph Gottlieb: Early Prints

May 24–August 19, 2007
Koss Gallery

Adolph Gottlieb began making etchings in 1933 and produced several images over the next thirteen years in his home in Brooklyn. These prints document the shift in Gottlieb’s thinking from stylized figurative work, through surrealism, to his Pictographs of the 1940s. The scale of Gottlieb’s prints underscores their intimacy—the images range from as small as a few inches to as large as a foot or more. This exhibition consists of thirty-nine of the forty images Gottlieb is known to have printed between 1933 and 1947/48.

The exhibition is organized by The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, curated at the Milwaukee Art Museum by Mary Weaver Chapin, assistant curator of prints and drawings.
  • Adolph Gottlieb, Untitled, c. 1945. Unique hand-colored etching on laid paper 9¾ x 7¾ in. Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation AEGF#4651P