Black Enigma

Adolph Gottlieb, American, 1903 - 1974

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1946

Oil on canvas

Overall: 25 1/16 x 32 1/8 in. (63.7 x 81.6 cm)

Frame: 36 1/2 × 43 1/4 in. (92.7 × 109.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Lawrence Richmond, Class of 1930

P.978.163

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower left: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB 46; signed, dated, and inscribed, on reverseL BLACK ENIGMA / 1946 / ADOLPH GOTTLIEB. Labels on reverse: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, #71.68; American Federation of the Arts, N.Y. #57.9

Course History

WRIT 7.2, Writers on Writing, Wendy Piper, Spring 2015

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States. Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States, Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

THEA 17, 19th and 20th century Performance, Laura Edmondson, Spring 2014

Writing 7.2, Writers on Writing, Wendy Piper, Spring 2014

PHIL 23, The Philosophy of Art, John Kulvicki, Winter 2014

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, The Waste Land, Before and After, Melissa Zeiger, Fall 2013

THEA 90, Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Laurie Cherba Kohn, Fall 2013

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R. Taylor, Fall 2013

SART 31, Painting II, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2012

ARTH 17, Abstract Expressionism, Jim Jordan, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 17-December 20, 2013.

A Space for Dialogue 53, Expression of the Unconscious, The Language of Emotion, Anna Nearburg, Class of 2010,The Kathryn Conroy Intern. Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 7-Feburary 7, 2010.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-July 12, 2006.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 28-June 5, 2000.

American Viewpoints: Painting and Sculpture from the Hood Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California, May 5-August 31, 2003.

Cultural Exchange, the Body, and Art and Technology, Art History 2, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 25-March 9, 2003.

Surrealist Works from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, MALS, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 20-September 1, 2002.

Exhibited with Abstraction at Mid-Century: Major Works from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-June 17, 2001.

American Paintings from the Dartmouth Collection, 1910-1960, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 17-April 12, 1998.

The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., September 17, 1994-January 14, 1995; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, February 5-April 2, 1995; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, April 18-August 26, 1995; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 30, 1995-January 31, 1996.

Art Since 1945: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 19, 1992-March 14, 1993.

An Introduction of the History of Art from the Fifteenth Century to the Twentieth Century, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampsire, February 12-March 15, 1992.

Modernism: The Making of the 20th Century Vision, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 22-July 8, 1990.

20th Century Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 19-May 29, 1988.

Second Stage Modernism: Art from 1945 to the Present, William B. Jaffe, Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall, Churchill P. Lathrop, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 6-August 16, 1987.

Acquisitions 1974-1978, William B. Jaffe, Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall, Strauss, and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 8, 1978-January 21, 1979.

Executive View: Art in the Office, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, February 14- April 7, 1968.

Executive View: Art in the Office, American Federation of Arts, New York, New York, January-February 1957.

Publication History

Anna Nearburg, A Space for Dialogue 53, Expression of the Unconscious, The Language of Emotion, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2010, ill. p. 1.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.24, no.2.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 109, no. 83.

Sanford Hirsch for the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb, New York: Hudson Hills Press,1994,p., ill. p. 96, plate 29

Robert Doty and Diane Waldman, Adolph Gottlieb, Whitney Museum and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1968.

Provenance

Lawrence Stanton Richmond (Class of 1930, 1909-1978); bequeathed to present collection, 1978.

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