Chronologie

1922
Born in Chicago, IL
1942
BA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1949
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1950
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995
Visual Art Award, National Foundation of Jewish Culture, New York, NY
1996
Hiroshima Art Prize (Jointly with Nancy Spero)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA
1997
Cityarts, New York, 29th annual award (jointly with Nancy Spero)
1999
The Robert Lepper Distinguished Lecture in Creative Inquiry, Carnegie, Pittsburgh, PA
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
2000
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2002
Dickinson College Arts Award
2004
Died in New York, NY

Expositions

2012
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2012
Leon Golub: Transparency, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2011
Leon Golub, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
2011
Leon Golub, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (solo)
2010
Leon Golub: Late Drawings,Anthony ReynoldsGallery,London
Leon Golub: Live + Die Like a Lion?, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Adieu! A Tribute to Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, Christine König Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2009
Did It!, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2008
That Was Then This is Now., P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Transformation: Phase I, BCAM, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2007
In Someone Else’s Skin, Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2006
Leon Golub, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Leon Golub (1922-2004), Peintures et Dessins, Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France (solo)
Leon Golub We Love Our Leader, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Toward the Future—Through the Eyes of the Artists, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Salamanca, Spain
Centro Jose Guerrero, Granada, Spain
Laocoon Devoured, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2004
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2003
Leon Golub: Paintings and Drawings, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (solo)
Recent Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
2002
Reconfiguration, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France (solo)
Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
Christine Konig Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2001
Leon Golub: Paintings 1950-2000, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
While the Crime is Blazing: Paintings and Drawings 1994-1999, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
Confrontations, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Open Ends: Contemporary Art from 1960 - 2001, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2000
Trans + kaputt, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Leon Golub Paintings, Stedelijk Museum vor Actuele Kunst Ghent, Belgium (solo)
Leon Golub, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Kwangju Biennale 2000, Art and Human Rights Section, South Korea
1999
Leon Golub, Bucknell Art Gallery, Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA (solo)
Coming to Life: The Figure in American Art, 1955-1965, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Seattle, WA
To the Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive, International Center fof Photography, New York, NY
1998
Extensions: Aspects of the Figure, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela
Presence of the Greek Myth, Instituto di Storia dell'Arte, Palermo, Italy
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1997
Views from Abroad-European Perspectives on American Art 3, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Envisioning the Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1996
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Sphinx and other Enigmas, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Multiple Identity: Selections from the Whitney Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, retrospective exhibition, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Hiroshima City, Japan
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1995
War and Memory, The American Center, Paris, France
Murder, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Murder, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Snake Eyes, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Violence Zone: The Weimar Installation, OrangerieSchlob Belvedere, Weimar, Germany
1994
Leon Golub/Nancy Spero, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1993
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art, The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
1992
Americas, Andalusia Pavillion, Expo `92
Retrospective Exhibition, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden
1991
Inheritance & Transformation, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Worldwide, The Brooklyn Museum, Grand Lobby Installation, New York, NY

Collections publiques

Norton Simon Museum Of Art. Pasadena, California
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC
Tate Gallery. London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY
Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College. Oberlin, Ohio
Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois
Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC
Des Moines Art Center. Des Moines, Iowa
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington, DC
Indiana University Art Museum. Bloomington, Indiana
Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Museum Of Contemporary Art, icago, Illinois
Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY

Publications

2010
Artforum. “Leon Golub, The Drawing Center”. David Frankel.
Art in America. “Dark Laughter”. Douglas Dreishpoon.
Frieze Magazine. “Leon Golub”. Ara H. Merjian
Leon Golub: Live and Die Like a Lion? New York, NY: The Drawing Center, 2010.
The New York Times. “Leon Golub: ‘Live & Die Like a Lion?’” Karen Rosenberg.
The New Yorker. “Beasts”. Peter Schjedahl.
2009
ARTnews. “Leon Golub.” Robert Ayers
2008
The New Yorker “Leon Golub.”
The Brooklyn Rail. “What More Can You Ask of Painting? Leon Golub Did It!” Jonathan Smith
2006
The Brooklyn Rail “Waking Strife, Leon Golub.” David Markus
Los Angeles Times “Realist Images of Idealism.” Christopher Knight
2005
ArtForum.com “Personal and Political” Linda Yablonsky
2004
Art in America “Leon Golub at Ronald Feldman” Roger Boyce
Golub, Leon. Dog. Onestar Press: Paris, France, 2004
Leon Golub: Don’t Tread On Me! Drawings: 1947 – 2004. New York, NY: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts; Santa Monica, CA: Griffin Contemporary; and London England: Anthony Reynolds Gallery, 2004
2002
Art in America “Outside the Comfort Zone” Thomas McEvilley
2001
The New York Times. “Leon Golub, Brawler in a Cosmic Melee.” Amei Wallach
2000
Bird, Jon. Leon Golub Echoes of the Real. London, England:Reaktion Books, 2000
Artforum. “Leon Golub”. David Frankel
Wittcox, Eva. Leon Golub: Bijten Schilderijen?. Ghent, Belgium: S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum Voor Atuele Kunst), 2000
1999
Leon Golub While the Crime is Blazing: Paintings and Drawings 1994-1999. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University, 1999
1998
Sosa, Ana Teresa. Nancy Spero/Leon Golub. Caracas, Venezuela: Museo Jacobo Borges, 1998 (catalogue)
1997
Leon Golub: Do Paintings Bite? Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Germany: Cantz Verlag, 1997
1996
The Village Voice. "Beauty of the Beast”. Peter Schjeldahl
Artforum. "Leon Golub” David Frankel
The New York Times. "2 Artists Always Prowling For Ideas To Use Again”. Michael Kimmelman
1990
Artforum. "Undercover Agent” Rosetta Brooks
Marzorati, Gerald. A Painter of Darkness: Leon Golub and Our Times. New York, NY: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1990
1984
Art in America. "Theater of Power” Carter Ratcliff