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Robert Motherwell    (American, 1915-1991)

 Robert Motherwell - America- La France Variations IX h: 28.5 x w: 21.8 in / h: 72.4 x w: 55.4 cm
Robert Motherwell
America- La France Variations IX 1984
 Robert Motherwell - Easter Day 1979 (Prints and Multiples) h: 39 x w: 30 in / h: 99.1 x w: 76.2 cm
Robert Motherwell
Easter Day 1979 1980
 Robert Motherwell - El General (Prints and Multiples) h: 40.5 x w: 27.5 in / h: 102.9 x w: 69.8 cm
Robert Motherwell
El General 1980
 Robert Motherwell - La Guerra II (Prints and Multiples) h: 31.8 x w: 44.5 in / h: 80.8 x w: 113 cm
Robert Motherwell
La Guerra II 1980
 Robert Motherwell - Mediterranean Light (Prints and Multiples) h: 32.8 x w: 76.2 in / h: 83.3 x w: 193.5 cm
Robert Motherwell
Mediterranean Light 1991
 Robert Motherwell - The Quarrel (Prints and Multiples) h: 40 x w: 26 in / h: 101.6 x w: 66 cm
Robert Motherwell
The Quarrel 1983

1915 Born: in Aberdeen, WA
1937 Received the Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Stanford University, Standford, CA
1937 - 1938 Enrolled at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1940 Studied in Columbia University, where he was encouraged by Meyer Schapiro to shift fields to art and art history
1941 After a voyage to Mexico with the surrealist painter Matta, decided to make painting his primary vocation
1950 - 1959 Taught painting at Hunter College in New York, NY and in addtion to directing the influential Documents of Modern Art Series, he editied The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology, which was published in 1951.
1965 Was given a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art; this show subsequently traveled to Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Essen, and Turin
1967 Began to work on his Open series.
1970 Moved to Greenwich, CT
1977 Was given a major mural commission for the new wing of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1960 - 1979 Exhibited widely in both America and Europe
1983 A major retrospective exhibition of Motherwell’s work was mounted at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; this exhibition was subsequently shown in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and New York City
1991 Died: in Provincetown, MA

2013 A Survey - Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Ab-ex / Re-con - Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered - Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
The Artist and the Poet - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945–1980 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
2012 Robert Motherwell: Prints from the Artist's Studio (London) - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (England)
Robert Motherwell: Abstract Expressionist - Saint Louis University Museum of Art - SLUMA, Saint Louis, MO
The Essential Idea: Robert Motherwell's Graphic Works - Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
2011 Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (England)
Focus: Robert Motherwell - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Robert Motherwell: Music - Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010 Robert Motherwell - Paintings - Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Robert Motherwell - printmaking impressions - Galerie Weihergut Biberngasse, Salzburg
Lost in Form, Found in Line: Works by Robert Motherwell - Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
2009 The Thaw Collection of Master Drawings: Aquisitions since 2002, Morgan Library and Museum, NY
Robert Motherwell: Unique Monotypes, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Beyond the Canon: Small Scale American Abstraction 1945-1965, Robert Miller Gallery, NY
Robert Motherwell: Lost in Form, Found in Line, Turchin Center for the Visual Art, Boone, NC
Robert Motherwell, Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy
2008 The Hands of Art, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
Museum Morsbroich, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Robert Motherwell: Five Great Opens, Bernard Jacobsen Gallery London
Reflections on Light, Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich, Germany
2007 Temptations, The Columns, Seoul, South Korea
2006 Black, Black & White, White, Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York , NY
2005 Looking at Words, erie, Das MoMA, Berlin, Germany
2004 Robert Motherwell, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
Robert Motherwell, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Robert Motherwell from the Collection: 1940–1990, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2003 Robert Motherwell, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
Robert Motherwell - A la pintura (to painting), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Robert Motherwell: Drawings and Related Prints - Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Robert Motherwell - Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
1999 Robert Motherwell: Unique Works on Paper: Monoprints and Monotypes, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Robert Motherwell's Graphics II, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Robert Motherwell: Reality and Abstraction, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1994 Robert Motherwell's Graphics I, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1984 Robert Motherwell, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1983 The Painter and The Printer: Robert Motherwell's Graphics, 1943-1980, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
M. Knowdler, Zurich (solo)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)
1981 - 1983 M. Knoedler & Co., Inc. New York, NY (solo)
1982 'The New School: Four Decades," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1997 Robert Motherwell on Paper: Drawings, Prints, Collages( text by David Rosand): Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition
Robert Motherwell: A Dialogue with Literature(text by Robert Motherwell and Bernd Kluser), Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany(catalogue)
Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991 Catalogue Raisonné(text by Robert Motherwell and Siri Engberg), Walker Art Center
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