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Robert Motherwell

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.

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Robert Motherwell was born in 1915 in Aberdeen, in the State of Washington (U.S.A). He studied Philosophy and Art in California (Los Angeles and San Francisco). In 1938, he left for Paris to perfect his painting and his first personal exhibition was organized in the Gallery Raymond Dune (1939). He came back to New York the year after and studied History of Art with Meyer Schapiro there, who . . .

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Beau geste Suite,...
Lines for St Gallen
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Without title I
The Paris Review

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
* The painter and the printer , S. Terenzio et D. C. Belknap, Ed. The American Federation for Arts, N. Y., 1980 All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • Motherwell , M. Pleynet, Ed. Daniel Papierski, 1969
  • Robert Motherwell, H. Arnason, Ed. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977
  • Choix de peintures et collages, 1981/77 , M. Pleynet, G. Scarpetta, Ed. M.A.M
  • Motherwell and black , S. Terenzio, P. Press, Londres-NY 1981
  • Robert Motherwell, Dore Ashton, Ed. Abbeville Press, 1983
  • 45 years of printmaking , Cat., Ed. Pacific Palisades, CA, USA, 1988
  • Etchings, lithographs , J. McKendry, Waddington Graphics, Londres 1989
  • Peintre et public , Jean Paulhan, Ed. L'Echoppe, 1990
  • The collected writings of R. M., S. Terenzio, Ed. Univ. of California Press, 1999
  • R. Motherwell, works on paper , Sam Cornish, Ed. Bernard Jacobson Ltd, 2013
To read from the artist :
  • Motherwell, selection from the Artist's writings , F. O'Hara, MoMa, 1965
  • Reconciliation Elegy, R. Motherwell, Ed. Rizzoli International Publications, 1998
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Art movements

  • + SURREALISM / 1924-1969 / Marcel Duchamp, Dora Maar, Kurt Schwitters, Taro Okamoto, Antonio Berni, etc.
  • + LYRIC ART, ABSTRACT, TACHISM / 1950-1960 / Jackson Pollock, Emil Schumacher, etc.
All art movements

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