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Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991) is one of the founding artists of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, and is associated with fellow artistic giants Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956),Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913–1967), and Barnett Newman (American, 1905–1970). As a graduate student at Harvard, Motherwell encountered writers who led him to pursue the expression of individuality through the action of gestural painting. In the early 1940s, Motherwell studied art history at Columbia under the famous scholar and critic Meyer Shapiro, who later introduced Motherwell to the art world.

Motherwell was influenced by the European Surrealist and Automatist émigré painters, and worked closely with Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911–2002), with whom he travelled to Mexico in 1941. Spurred by this trip, Motherwell began creating several early works that hint at the gestural quality of his mature work. In the 1950s, his work became more abstracted, culminating in the production of his most famous and profoundly influential series,Elegy to the Spanish Republic. He is best known for his mature work, recognizable for its graphic composition of saturated and expressive brushstrokes. In addition to his contributions in painting, Motherwell taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and Hunter College in New York, and was the editor of several influential books on art history.


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Print, Chair, Robert Motherwell

Chair

Robert Motherwell

Print - 38.2 x 28 x 0 inch

$4,296

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Robert Motherwell

Untitled

Robert Motherwell

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 11 inch

$11,000

Print, Beau geste pour Lucrèce 4, Robert Motherwell

Beau geste pour Lucrèce 4

Robert Motherwell

Print - 22 x 15 inch

$3,165

Print, Three Poems XIII, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems XIII

Robert Motherwell

Print - 21 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$2,200

Print, Three Poems II, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems II

Robert Motherwell

Print - 16 x 21 x 0.1 inch

$2,000

Print, Three Poems XIV, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems XIV

Robert Motherwell

Print - 16 x 21 x 0.1 inch

$2,000

Print, Three Poems III, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems III

Robert Motherwell

Print - 21 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$2,200

Print, Three Poems II, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems II

Robert Motherwell

Print - 21 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$2,200

Print, Three Poems XV, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems XV

Robert Motherwell

Print - 21 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$2,200

Print, Three Poems XXVI, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems XXVI

Robert Motherwell

Print - 21 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$2,200

Print, Three Poems II, Robert Motherwell

Three Poems II

Robert Motherwell

Print - 21 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$2,200

Print, To Arp, Robert Motherwell

To Arp

Robert Motherwell

Print - 8.7 x 6.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Chair, Robert Motherwell

Chair

Robert Motherwell

Print - 38.2 x 28 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Je t'aime, Robert Motherwell

Je t'aime

Robert Motherwell

Print - 18.1 x 11 x 0 inch

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Print, Cultural Institutions, Robert Motherwell

Cultural Institutions

Robert Motherwell

Print - 30 x 22.5 inch

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Who is the artist?

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991) is one of the founding artists of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, and is associated with fellow artistic giants Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956),Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913–1967), and Barnett Newman (American, 1905–1970). As a graduate student at Harvard, Motherwell encountered writers who led him to pursue the expression of individuality through the action of gestural painting. In the early 1940s, Motherwell studied art history at Columbia under the famous scholar and critic Meyer Shapiro, who later introduced Motherwell to the art world.

Motherwell was influenced by the European Surrealist and Automatist émigré painters, and worked closely with Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911–2002), with whom he travelled to Mexico in 1941. Spurred by this trip, Motherwell began creating several early works that hint at the gestural quality of his mature work. In the 1950s, his work became more abstracted, culminating in the production of his most famous and profoundly influential series,Elegy to the Spanish Republic. He is best known for his mature work, recognizable for its graphic composition of saturated and expressive brushstrokes. In addition to his contributions in painting, Motherwell taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and Hunter College in New York, and was the editor of several influential books on art history.

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What is Robert Motherwell’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Movement Abstract Expressionism, Spontaneous Lines, Der Blaue Reiter

When was Robert Motherwell born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1915