Leon Golub (b. 1922 Chicago, Illinois). Studied BA at the University of Chicago (1942); BFA and MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago (1949, 1950 respectively). 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 Macabrem 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).
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