LEON GOLUB (b. Chicago, IL, 1922–d. New York, NY, 2004)
Received B.A. from University of Chicago in 1942. Received B.F.A and M.F.A. from School of the Art Institute of Chicago
in 1949 and 1950 respectively. Early exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Taught at Wright Junior College, Northwestern University, Indiana University, Stella Elkins Tyler School of Fine Art,
School of Visual Art and Rutgers University. Has won several grants and awards including Ford Foundation Grant,
Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (School of the Art Institute of Chicago),
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (Swarthmore College), Skowhegan Medal for Painting, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
(College of Humane Letters, College of St. Rose, Albany), Third Hiroshima Art Prize (jointly with Nancy Spero),
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (Trinity College) and Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (Pratt Institute). Elected member
of the Academy of Arts and Letters. Golub is in most major museums including the Art Institute of Chicago;
Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art (New York); Metropolitan Museum of Art; Los Angeles County
Museum of Art; Tate Gallery, London; Tel-Aviv Museum; Norton Simon Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington and Galleria degli Uffizi.
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Birth II Alerted I Alerted II Aware II
Foreboding Gestures II Head Head II
Myth Myth II The Caress The Devil
The Devil II The Reading of the Law The Reading of the Law II Three Heads
They Will Torture You
My Friend
White Squad How Close...? 1985 – South Africa
Facings: Black Men/
Black Women (Diptych)
Facings: Black Men/
Black Women (Diptych)
The Heretic's Fork The Mind-
The Charnel House
Winged Sphinx I Winged Sphinx II Double Winged Sphinx Dancing Men
Wounded Sphinx Niobid Fallen Fighter Fleeing Women
Classic Head, Claw
and Hand
Combat French Revolution Man and Woman
Merc Orator II Seated Man The Lovers

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