Adrian Gottlieb

American B. 1975

B. 1975 in Vermont; Currently lives in Los Angeles, California

Adrian Gottlieb is an internationally distinguished portrait artist who began painting commissioned works at an extraordinarily early age. His broad fine arts education includes a degree in Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied each summer at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy while still an undergraduate, and then immediately enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence to complete three years of intensive training in drawing and classic painting. Viewing Gottlieb’s paintings in person, one is immediately struck by the painterly quality of his work.

 

While he has expanded his themes, Gottlieb’s passion remains centered on figurative compositions and commissioned portraits. It is in this genre that Gottlieb excels; especially in infusing the two-dimensional surface with a luminous vitality; a palpable energy that is unique to his work.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Awards & Recognition

 

• 2014 – Best Single Figure Painting Award: California Art Club Gold Medal Competition, Painting: Dobrota

 

• 2011 – Honorable Mention, The Artist Magazine, Portrait and Figure Competition, painting : Dormir

 

• 2010 – Exceptional Merit Award: Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, painting: Elysian Fields

 

• 2008 – The Artist’s Magazine, Dec Cover Competition: First Place Adrian Gottlieb, Portrait and Figure

 

• 2008 – Second Place, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Painting: Jennifer

 

• 2008 – American Artist Magazine, Oct. Issue, Cover Competition winner

 

• 2007 – Best of Show: Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Washington, D.C., Painting: The Director ( Portrait of Joe Ballarini)

 

• 2002 – June, Awarded Best in Show: 16th Annual Arts Alive Festival of Fine Art. Burlington, VT

 

• 2001 – The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Fine Art Award

 

• 1994 – International Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community. Sponsored by Hirokichi Yoshiyama, CEO, Hitachi International LTD, Tokyo, Japan. Presented at the Nat’l Press Club, Washington, DC, by Eliot Richardson (former US Attorney General, Secretary of State, Secretary Department of Health, Education, and Welfare).

 

• 1994 – US Congressional Art Competition, T. W. Wood Art Gallery, VT. Judges Choice, U.S. Senator’s Choice. The People’s Choice Awards.

 

• 1993 – First place national winner, painting & graphics category, The Foundation for a Creative America, Div. of US Patents, Trademarks, Copyright Offices, and US Library of Congress, Washington, DC

 

• 1993 – Letter of commendation for outstanding artistic achievement, from US Vice President Al Gore.

 

• 1993 – US Congressional Art Competition, Chandler Art Gallery, VT. U.S. Senator’s Choice Award, Honorable Mention.

 

• 1992 – US Congressional Art Competition, Chandler Art Gallery, VT. 2nd Place, People’s Choice Award, U.S. Senator’s Choice Award.

 

Exhibitions

 

• 2014 – March, Museum Exhibition: Gene Autry Museum of Art , California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition

 

• 2013 – Nov–Dec, Exhibition: Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara

 

• 2013 – Aug, Exhibition: One man show, S.R. Brennen Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

• 2013 – January, Exhibition: Los Angeles Art Show, S.R. Brennen Galleries

 

• 2012 – January, Exhibition: Los Angeles Art Show, S.R. Brennen Galleries

 

• 2012 – Museum Exhibition, Gene Autry Museum of Art, The California Art Club, 101st Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

 

• 2012 – Nov–Dec, Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

• 2011 Nov–Dec, Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

• 2010 – Nov–Dec, Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

• 2009 – Nov– Dec, Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

• 2007 – Nov– Dec, The Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

• 2007 – April 28 – May 20, Museum Exhibition: Pasadena Museum of California Art The California Art Club, 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, California

 

• 2006 – Sep 17 – Dec 17, Museum Exhibition: Slow Painting: A Deliberate Renaissance, Oglethorpe Univ. Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

• 2006 – Feb 4 – Feb 11, Florence Academy of Art Second Alumni Exhibition. The restored 16th century stables of the Corsini Palace, Piazzale Porta al Prato, 37 Florence, Italy

 

• 2003 – Dec 12 – Jan 12, Exhibition: Andreeva Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Portraits from the Florence Academy of Art”

 

• 2003 – Oct 25 – Nov 25, Exhibition: Century Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia. Second American venue of “Realism Revisited…”

 

• 2003 – Jul 14 – Oct 4, Exhibition: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NY, NY. First American venue of “Realism Revisited – The Florence Academy of Art”.

 

• 2002 – Nominated by Professor John T. Spike, PhD and invited to exhibit: Biennale International dell’Arte Contemporanea 2003. Fortezza Da Basso , Florence, Italy.

 

• 2003 – Feb 1 – Apr 27, Museum Exhibition: The Panorama Museum, Bad Frankenhausen, Germany: ” Realism Revisited – The Florence Academy of Art” 120 works (paintings, drawings and sculpture) accomplished by 26 of the faculty, established and emerging artists – alumni of The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy. Catalog text by American art historian and author, Gerald M. Ackerman About the Exhibition: Opening Remarks by Dr. Rudolf Kober

 

• 2002 – May– June, Exhibition: Arts Alive, Burlington, Vermont. Awarded Best in Show, People’s Choice Award.

 

• 2002 – Mar.– Apr, Paintings from Tuscany, the Arc Gallery, Burlington, VT

 

• 2001 – Sep 15 – Oct 14, Exhibition: 21st Century Renaissance, Royce Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey

 

• 2001 – Oct– Nov.: Featured Artist Exhibit, “Adrian Gottlieb”, Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts, Rutland, VT

 

• 2001-00 Nov – Jan, Exhibition: Creating the Illusion, Burlington, VT

 

• 2000 – July– Aug, Exhibition: Visions by Candlelight, The Humanist Spirit Rekindled, The Red Lion Inn, Cohasset, MA

 

• 1998 – April – 1999 April, Exhibition: The Illustrators, Xerox Corporation Gallery, Xerox Corporate Headquarters, Rochester, New York.

 

• 1998 Fine Art Honors Exhibit ‘98, The Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

• 1997 Fine Arts Honors Exhibit ‘97, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY

 

 

Publications, Catalogs, Newspapers / Periodicals

 

• 2015 – The 25th anniversary commemorative book, The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years, March 25, 2015, Featured Painting: Halcyon

 

• 2012 – American Artist Magazine: 75 Greatest Artists of All Time

 

• 2012 – Portrait of Jennifer by Adrian Gottlieb, featured hardcover ed. of L’amore rubato, by Dacia Daraini, published by Rizzoli, January 2012, ISBN-10: 881706081X, ISBN-13: 978-8817060813

 

• 2012 – Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Volume 9 issue 2, April 2012: “Adrian Gottlieb Introduces the Piambura,” page 15

 

• 2012 – Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, volume 9 issue 1, page 33

 

• 2011 – Art & Antiques Magazine, Summer 2011, page 21

 

• 2011 – Southwest Art Magazine, October 2011, page 19

 

• 2011 American Art Collector, #63, page 179, “Artist focus: Adrian Gottlieb. Beyond the Aesthetic.”

 

• 2011 – Southwest Art Magazine, Sept. issue: Adrian Gottlieb Follows Centuries-Old Traditions To Create Contemporary Figurative Oils By Norman Kolpas

 

• 2010 – Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists at Work, by Michael Fleishman, Adrian Gottlieb featured under Character Development, Chapter 12.

 

• 2010 – Southwest Art Magazine, April issue: Emerging Artist | Adrian Gottlieb by Bonnie Gangelhoff

 

• 2010 – The Artist Magazine, October issue: In Darkness Visible, Employing the Verdaccio technique that dates from the Italian Renaissance, Adrian Gottlieb paints faces that seem to emit light. By Daniel Brown

 

• 2009 – Apollo Magazine, June 21: Tradition With a Twist, on the 18TH Earl of Pembroke , page 1, by Michael Hall

 

• 2008 – The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition, Dec. 2008: First Place Winner, Adrian Gottlieb, Portrait and Figure, page 65

 

• 2008 – American Artist Magazine, Oct. 2008, Cover Competition Winner, page 17-18

 

• 2008 – Artist Advocate Magazine, Winter 2008, Page 14

 

• 2007 – Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Sept/Oct. 2007, Page 83-84: Artists Making Their Mark Adrian Gottlieb by Daan Hoekstra

 

• 2007 – Featured Artist: International Artist Magazine Aug/Sept. 2007 – Issue #56 – Page 22: Portrait Society of America’s 9th Annual Award Winners Showcase

 

• 2003 – Hirshl & Adler Exhibition Catalog: Realism Revisited, The Florence Academy of Art., Hirshl & Adler Galleries, NY, NY. Catalog accompanied by 8-page gatefold brochure featuring 13 color illustrations and essay: “A New Direction in Art Education, Andy Warhol and A New Aesthetic Movement” authored by Dr. Gregory S. Hedberg.

 

• 2003 – Museum Exhibition Catalog: Realism Revisited, The Florence Academy of Art by Gerald M. Ackerman, Daniel Graves, R. Kober and G. Lindner, 224 pgs, 137 color reproductions. © 2003, The Panorama Museum, Bad Frankenhausen. Germany, ISBN 3-9807182-7-1

 

• 2003 – Jan, American Artist Magazine: Recent Award Winners

 

• 2002 – Oct/Nov, International Artist Magazine – Issue #27: Master Portrait Artists’ Showcase Page 38