Leon Golub

Leon Golub (b. 1922 Chicago, Illinois)  Studied BA at the University of Chicago (1942) and the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA (1949) and MFA (1950). Golub is known for his graphic images depicting man's inhumanity to man - political allegory meets profound empathy and fierce pictorial imagination. His work has been the focus of solo exhibitions such as Leon Golub: Portraits of Power National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (2016); Bite Your Tongue Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2015-16); Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2015);  Riot Hauser & Wirth, New York NY (2015); Danse Macabre Barbara Gross Galerie Munich, Germany (2014); Nacional Centro De Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2011);  Live + Die Like a Lion? The Drawing Center, New York, US (2010); Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, Illinois, US (2003); Anthony Reynolds Gallery (2005, 2000, 1998 and 1991); The New Museum, New York, US (1984); Eli Broad, Los Angeles, California (1989); San Francisco Art Institute (1976); and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (1970-71). He was awarded the Hiroshima Prize and exhibited a retrospective at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (1996). 

Last updated: 13.04.2017

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