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Robert Motherwell

[American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1915-1991]

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Original works by Robert Motherwell 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 SiteGuggenheim Bilbao, Spain

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

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

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
A la pintura (To Painting)

Notable SiteRobert Motherwell at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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

Notable SiteRobert Motherwell at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
3 works by Robert Motherwell

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Motherwell

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Personage (Autoportrait), 1943

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Personage (Autoportrait), 1943

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
2 works online

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Elegy to the Spanish Republic #34, 1953-54

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
4 works online

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Summer Time In Italy

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
2 works online

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Africa 2

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
Je t'aime No. VIII (Mallarmé's Swan: Homage), 1957

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
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Hammer Museum, California
Untitled (Elegy), 1980

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Works on Paper" and navigate to work #28

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington
Fishes with Red Stripe

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Summer Light Series: Pauillac, #1, 1973

Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "M"

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Robert Motherwell in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Wall Painting No.III, 1953

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Automatism Elegy, 1980

Robert Motherwell at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Gemini G.E.L. prints

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Africa Suite: Africa 3, 1970

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Africa Suite No. 4

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Basque Suite No. 13

Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
The Big 4, 1986

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Atavistic Presence
Hotel Flora

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

Robert Motherwell at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Figure Before Blackness

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth
Untitled (Black and Orange), from The Basque Suite, 1970-71

Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
A total of 12 works can be selected from the drop-down list

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
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:
California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

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

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Robert Motherwell Collection: 1941-1990 (11 works online)

Biography, from the American Masters TV series

Repository of Abstract Art

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

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Robert Motherwell  
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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

Modern Painters Magazine
"Robert Motherwell at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (2008)"

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Robert Motherwell at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1971 interview from the Oral History project (with sound clip)

The Art Story

Time Magazine
"Master of Anxiety and Balance: The magisterial abstractions of Robert Motherwell", 1983 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"A Sense of Exuberance", 1972 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Paris' Prodigal Son Returns", 1977 article by Robert Hughes

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The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell

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The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology

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Robert Motherwell On Paper


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