Robert Motherwell | the artist




The artist Robert Motherwell
Born Jan 24 1915, Aberdeen, Washington, USA.
Died July 16 1991 Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Style and technique of the artist: Abstract Expressionism, Painting, Writing, Collage, Documenta Kassel,

“Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.”


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Motherwell was active in the transformation of European Surrealism, a movement motivated by the human psyche, and he guided its assimilation and
acceptance by fellow American artists.

Robert Motherwell was born January 4, 1915, in Aberdeen, Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles at age 11, and in 1932 studied painting briefly at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco…
74 Works in the TATE collection
n 1940, a young painter named Robert Motherwell came to New York City and joined a group of artists — including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline — who set out to change the face of American painting…
Robert Motherwell (1915–1999) was a pioneer and leading exponent of the postwar American abstract expressionist movement. A painter, collagist, printmaker, writer, and theorist, Motherwell, along with Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, defined abstract expressionism by concentrating on its emotive possibilities and engagement with the subconscious and by departing from the formal concerns of European modernism…


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