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Robert Motherwell

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

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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  • 1
    Signed etching aquatint de  : Without title III, state I
    Without title III,...
    1984 Original etching and aquatint in black, heightened by the artist (ochre and white), signed in pencil on lower left pencil and numbered below on the... Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Five Circles
    Five Circles
    1971 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist (lower left), realized for the Olympics Games of 1972. Ed. Erker, St Gallen. Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Automatism B
    Automatism B
    1966 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, Ed. Hollander Workshop, New York. Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Without title II
    Without title II
    1968 Original lithograph, monogramed and dated in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "La ralit en sa totalit". Georges Fall Ed., Paris. Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Picasso's tribute : window
    Picasso's tribute :...
    1973 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Propylaen Ed., Berlin, and Pantheon Press, Rome. Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Beautiful gesture III
    Beautiful gesture...
    1989 Original lithograph, signed with the monogram of the artist and numbered, lithograph of the series of 7 Beautiful gesture for Lucrce . Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Lucrce VI
    Lucrce VI
    1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, extracted from the Album "Beau geste pour Lucrce". Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Beau geste V
    Beau geste V
    1989 Original lithograph, monogramed in pencil, extracted from the Album "Beau geste pour Lucrce". Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Lucrce IV
    Lucrce IV
    1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, extracted from the Album "Beau geste pour Lucrce". Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Lucrce III
    Lucrce III
    1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, extracted from the Album "Beau geste pour Lucrce". Without
    Original signed lithograph de  : Lucrce II
    Lucrce II
    1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, extracted from the Album "Beau geste pour Lucrce". Without
    Original lithograph de  : Lucrce I
    Lucrce I
    1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, extracted from the album "Beau geste pour Lucrce". Without
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    Lithograph de  : Beautiful gesture for Lucrce III
    Beautiful gesture...
    1989 Original lithograph, signed and numbered, with the monogram of the artist, lithograph of the series of 7 Beautiful gesture for Lucrce . Without
    Lithograph de  : Beautiful gesture for Lucrce II
    Beautiful gesture...
    1989 Original lithograph, signed and numbered, with the monogram of the artist, lithograph of the series of 7 Beautiful gesture for Lucrce . Without
    Lithograph de  : Beautiful gesture for Lucrce I
    Beautiful gesture...
    1989 Original lithograph, signed and numbered, with the monogram of the artist, lithograph of the series of 7 Beautiful gesture for Lucrce . Without

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 / "The complete prints 1940-1991", S. Engberg et J. Banach, Hudson Hills Press, U.S.A., 2003 All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

To read about the artist :
  • Motherwell , M. Pleynet, Ed. Daniel Papierski, 1969
  • Motherwell and black , S. Terenzio, P. Press, Londres-NY 1981
  • 45 years of printmaking , Cat., Ed. Pacific Palisades, CA, USA, 1988
  • Etchings, lithographs , J. McKendry, Waddington Graphics, Londres 1989
To read from the artist :
Motherwell, selection from the Artist's writings , F. O'Hara, MoMa, 1965

Website :
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Mouvements de l'art

  • + 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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