Leon Golub

United States 1922 - 2004

Painting

Leon Golub
Leon Golub
Male
United States
1922
September 18, 2013
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Leon Golub, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1922, was an American painter who was both horrified and inspired by the Vietnam War. Many of his paintings in the 1960s and ’70s were commentaries on the Vietnam War, and his works had a sense of gritty immediacy.
He received his BA at the University of Chicago in 1942, and his BFA and MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1949 and 1950, respectively.