Robert Motherwell, was an American painter, one of the founders and principal exponents of Abstract Expressionism, who was among the first American artists to cultivate accidental elements in his work. He was one of the youngest of the New York School, which also included Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.
Motherwell’s work can be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Kunstmuseum Basel, and the Tate. The artist has been the frequent subject of solo shows across Europe and the United States. At auction, Motherwell’s works have sold for more than $10 million. Respected as a writer and theorist, Motherwell forged close friendships with the European Surrealists and other intellectuals.
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Robert Motherwell, Gaza, 1967