Golub, Leon

Golub, Leon (Albert)

(1922–  ) painter; born in Chicago. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute (1949–50), and became a painter of mythological subjects who rejected the abstract painting of the era. His major work consists of large sculptural figure paintings of nude men fighting, a series he has called Gigantomachies.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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