GOTTLIEB, Penelope

Creator

GOTTLIEB, Penelope
b. United States, 1952
Penelope Gottlieb is an American artist born in 1952. After attending the Art Center College for Design in Pasadena and receiving a BFA, Gottlieb received her MFA from UC Santa Barbara. She currently lives and works in Santa Barbara and continues to create her unique vintage-inspired paintings. Gottlieb uses her designs to reinvent the classical floral still-life by incorporating her background in graphic design. Organisms are shown stylized in a way which brings attention to the ecological crises they are facing, and many are even extinct. Gottlieb has also completed realist pencil portraits and abstract enamel and aluminum compositions as part of the series Trans-Ethnic and 10,000 Memories. While her work is distinctly modern, it has been stated that they are clearly related to works of Kandinsky and Lichtenstein in their color and stylistic choices. Notable accomplishments in Gottlieb’s life are an Emmy in motion picture title design from 1993, and her art is featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Chicago Art Institute collections.

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GOTTLIEB, Penelope, b. United States, 1952, and Penelope Gottlieb is an American artist born in 1952. After attending the Art Center College for Design in Pasadena and receiving a BFA, Gottlieb received her MFA from UC Santa Barbara. She currently lives and works in Santa Barbara and continues to create her unique vintage-inspired paintings. Gottlieb uses her designs to reinvent the classical floral still-life by incorporating her background in graphic design. Organisms are shown stylized in a way which brings attention to the ecological crises they are facing, and many are even extinct. Gottlieb has also completed realist pencil portraits and abstract enamel and aluminum compositions as part of the series Trans-Ethnic and 10,000 Memories. While her work is distinctly modern, it has been stated that they are clearly related to works of Kandinsky and Lichtenstein in their color and stylistic choices. Notable accomplishments in Gottlieb’s life are an Emmy in motion picture title design from 1993, and her art is featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Chicago Art Institute collections., “GOTTLIEB, Penelope,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/6344.