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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   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Bilbao, Spain   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 51 works online

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

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Black on White, 1961

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

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   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

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

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

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
Page forward to see additional works on the next page

Hammer Museum, California
Untitled (Elegy), 1980

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

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

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

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

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

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Personage, 1943

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

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

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

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

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

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)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(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  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

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)"

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

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Robert Motherwell

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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

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Robert Motherwell On Paper


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