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