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Leon Golub

 (1922 - 2004)
Leon Albert Golub was active/lived in New York, Illinois.  Leon Golub is known for modernist morose figure-genre and portrait painting, collage.

Biography   Leon Golub


The following is from The New York Times, July 26, 2001

Leon Golub, Brawler in a Cosmic Melee
By AMEI WALLACH

I'm sort of political, sort of metaphysical, sort of wiseacre," Leon Golub is saying in his street-smart Chicago cadence. "When I paint a skull, I don't do it with eyebrows furrowed."

He has taken the more uncomfortable of the two chairs in his Greenwich Village studio, a battered metal affair, although his 79-year-old bones don't give him much relief. There's no more getting down on the floor to scrape a canvas, as in the old days in the 1980's, when he flayed the blood-red backgrounds behind his graphic, nearly 10- foot-high paintings of torturers, mercenaries and thugs with a meat cleaver.

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