1939Adolph Gottlieb visited East Gloucester, where he worked with Surrealist ideas.Arts and Culture, Art

Neither Avery nor Rothko were here that year, and Gottlieb refrained from sketching and painting the waterfront as he had done with them. Instead, he painted still lifes of sea shells and other detritus. In 1939, many European Surrealists running from Nazism were in exile in New York, and they brought a deep focus on the unconscious and its dark corners.

Oaks, Martha, Adolph Gottlieb on Cape Ann, Mercury Gallery, Boston, MA, 2004.
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