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Pictograph

A work made of etching on tan wove paper.
Art © The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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  • A work made of etching on tan wove paper.

Date:

c. 1944

Artist:

Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903-1974

About this artwork

In 1941 Adolph Gottlieb began a series of paintings, prints, and drawings that he called Pictographs. These represent the artist’s first efforts at reconciling elements of abstraction with an exploration of the unconscious drawn from Surrealism. His aim was to create a new, uniquely American expression that would bring significant content to abstraction. The ideas Gottlieb explored in his Pictographs were so varied and complex that the series occupied him for more than 10 years. This print was created in the course of Gottlieb’s intensive exploration of the theme.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Adolph Gottlieb

Title

Pictograph

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1944–1946

Medium

Etching on tan wove paper

Dimensions

Plate: 20.2 × 25.1 cm (8 × 9 15/16 in.); Sheet: 23.9 × 27.7 cm (9 7/16 × 10 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1984.100

Copyright

Art © The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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