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Robert Motherwell

 (1915 - 1991)
Robert Burns Motherwell was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts.  Robert Motherwell is known for abstract expressionist painting, collage.

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American painter, Robert Motherwell, was one of the founders and principal exponents of Abstract Expressionism*, who was among the first American artists to cultivate accidental elements in his work.  A precocious youth, Motherwell received a scholarship to study art when he was 11 years old.  He preferred academic studies, however, and eventually took degrees in aesthetics from Stanford and Harvard universities.

Motherwell decided to become a serious artist only in 1941.  Although he was especially influenced by the Surrealist* artists; Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, and André Masson; he remained largely self-taught.  His early work followed no single style, but already contained motifs from which much of his   ...  Displaying 750 of 38771 characters.

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