Dan Gottlieb was born in New York City and lives in Durham, NC. He studied art and biology as an undergraduate, and holds a Master’s in Art Administration. He was a cabinetmaker before beginning his long career as a museum designer. Since 1990, Dan has directed planning at the North Carolina Museum of Art and guided development of its Museum Park.
Gottlieb’s dream-like imagery combines photography and painting, revealing extended moments in nature. “I confess to photographic tendencies of a late 19th Century Pictorialist, yet layered, like nature, with elements of order and chance, fixed and variable.”