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Adolph Gottlieb was a significant American painter in the 20th-century Abstract Expressionist movement. Born in New York, he developed an early passion for art and began studying at the Art Students League in his hometown. There, he forged friendships with other influential artists like Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.

After completing his studies at the Art Students League, Gottlieb traveled to Europe in the 1920s to further his artistic education, spending time in Paris and Vienna, where he was exposed to various European art movements. Upon his return to the United States, he began to explore abstraction and was one of the founding members of the group "The Ten," advocating for non-objective art.

Gottlieb's most iconic work is his "Pictographs" series, which marked his distinctive style. In this series, he fused abstract elements with primitive symbols, creating a unique and mesmerizing visual language. His passion for spirituality, mythology, and philosophy influenced his complex and meditative works.

Gottlieb was also a staunch advocate for American abstract art and played a key role in the founding of "The Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors" to promote this art form. His work is displayed in major museum collections worldwide, attesting to his status as a visionary 20th-century artist.

Throughout his career, Adolph Gottlieb continued to evolve and innovate, experimenting with new techniques and artistic approaches. His lasting contribution to the history of modern art makes him an indispensable figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, and his legacy endures through the impact of his works on the contemporary art scene.

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