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Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) VIEW BIOGRAPHY CLOSE BIOGRAPHY

American painter, the youngest of the artists originally associated with Abstract Expressionism. His early training was in art history and aesthetics. He studied painting with the Chilean Surrealist Matta in Mexico in 1941, when he adopted Surrealist psychic automatism. His first one-man show was at Peggy Guggenheim’s gallery The Art of this Century (1944). Soon after he became famous with his series known as Elegies to the Spanish Republic: horizontal paintings with black vertical Arp-like fomrs, alternately large and small, also reminiscnet of Matisse cutouts. He taught at Black Mountain College, North Carolina (from 1945) and Hunter College, N.Y. (1951-58). A leading art theorist, Motherwell was the editor of Documents of Modern Art, The Dada Paint...

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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