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Roberto Matta

[Chilean-born French Abstract Expressionist/Surrealist Painter, ca.1912-2002]

• Also known as:  Roberto Matta Echaurren
Robert Sebastian Matta
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Original works by Roberto Matta available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteRoberto Matta at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
15 works online when last checked

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
The Un-Nominator Renominated, 1952-53

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.

Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Caixa Galicia Foundation, Vigo, Spain (in Spanish)  
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Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (partly in Spanish)  

Fundación Telefónica, Chile (in Spanish)  

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina
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Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University
Composition, watercolor, 1943

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Chile (in Spanish)  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
A Grave Situation

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
Composition, 1957

Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Untitled, 1959

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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3 works by Roberto Matta online

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Onze formes du doute, 1957

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteThe Art of Roberto Matta

Arte Latinoamericano
La Belle Halene, 1983
Le Coeur d'Helene, 1957

Colección Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela

Museo Virtual del Surrealismo
A Grave Situation

The Androom Archives

The Legacy Project
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Tate Magazine
Interview with the artist

The Art Story

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