Adrian Gottlieb is an internationally distinguished artist who began painting commissioned works at an extraordinarily early age. His broad fine arts education includes a degree in Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied each summer at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy while still an undergraduate, and then immediately enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence to complete three years of intensive training in drawing and classic painting. Viewing Gottlieb’s paintings in person, one is immediately struck by the painterly quality of his work.
While he has expanded his themes, Gottlieb’s passion remains centered on figurative compositions and commissioned portraits. It is in this genre that Gottlieb excels; especially in infusing the two-dimensional surface with a luminous vitality; a palpable energy that is unique to his work.