The UCLA Anderson School of Management recently honored alumna Jane Gottlieb, a local artist whose “Dreamscapes” collection will be displayed within the school’s Entrepreneurs Hall for the next ten years. The exhibition includes 25 pieces featuring Gottlieb’s signature technique of hand-painting dyes onto large-scale Cibachrome photographs. The result is a colorful kaleidoscope of dream cars, scenic vistas, and everyday life, transformed by the artist’s hand into vibrant conversation pieces.
“UCLA is the place that really inspired all of my dreams of becoming an artist,” says Gottlieb. After graduating from UCLA in 1968 with a degree in painting and art history, she worked as an art director for Warner Brothers where she oversaw classic films like Klute and THX-1138. However, it was her playful hand-painted photographs that eventually earned her international acclaim.
As much painter as photographer, Gottlieb says, “I hope to create images that surprise and intrigue, drawing the viewer into my idyllic vision, ultimately uplifting them with vibrant color and evocative beauty.”