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biography of Robert MOTHERWELL (1915-1991)

Personal data


Birth : 1915 - Aberdeen WA Washington, United States
Death : 07/16/1991 - Provincetown MA Massachusetts, United States
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : United States

Family relations

Husband of Helen FRANKENTHALER 海伦•弗兰肯特尔 [ 1928-2011 ]

Representatives

Steven Vail Galleries – Suite 1803 666 Walnut Avenue – Des Moines IA, United States


Education

1932 – 1936 : California School of Fine Arts (BA) – Stanford CA, United States
1937 : Harvard University (Grad. Sch. Arts & Sciences) – Dept of Fine Arts Sackler Museum 485 Brodway – Cambridge MA, United States
1940 : Columbia University (Art and Psychology) – 2960 Broadway – New York NY, United States

Professional data


Work and Life

1971:Divorce with FRANKENTHALER Helen
1943:Devotes himself to collages
1941:Devotes himself to painting
1938:Stays in France
1935 – 1939:Many travels to Europe
Marries FRANKENTHALER Helen


Awards

1964

1964 : Guggenheim International Award – New York NY, United States


Other professions

Writer

1951 – 1958 : Professor
Hunter College – City University of New York – New York NY, United States


Affiliated to an association

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 5th Avenue & 82nd Street – New York NY, United States
Royal Society of Arts – John Adam Street – London, United Kingdom

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Acrylic - Oil
Print-Multiple : Lithograph
Drawing-Watercolor : Collage - Indian ink - Ink - Pencil - Watercolour
Tapestry : Tapestry

Movements and styles

Abstraction
Abstract Expressionism
American Abstraction 1910-1960
American Modernists
New York School

Works

Flags
Date of creation : 1989
Medium : Lithograph
Size : 28 x 25 inch
Number of elements : 68
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2004

Rosenbaum Fine Art – Boca Raton FL, United States
11/11/2004 – 12/06/2004

William Shearburn Gallery – Saint Louis MO, United States
03/05/2004 – 04/10/2004

2003

Bernard Jacobson Gallery – London, United Kingdom
06/10/2003 – 07/12/2003

2001

Prints
Augen Gallery – Portland OR, United States
08/02/2001 – 09/01/2001

1977

Rétrosepctive
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – Paris, France
1977

1975

Retrospective
Museo de Arte Moderno – Mexico, Mexico
1975

1964

Retrospective
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1964

1946

Galerie Jeanne Bucher – Paris, France
1946

SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
1946

The Arts Club of Chicago – Chicago IL, United States
1946

1944

Art of this Century – New York NY, United States
1944

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : James Goodman Gallery – 41 East 57th Street, Suite 802 – New York NY, United States

ArtBrussels – Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2007 – 04/23/2007
Represented by : Bernard Jacobson Gallery – 6 Cork Street – London, United Kingdom

2004

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Bernd Klüser – Georgenstrasse 15 – Munich, Germany

sf6 San Francisco International Art Exposition
Fort Mason – San Francisco CA, United States
01/16/2004 – 01/19/2004
Represented by : Bobbie Greenfield Gallery – Bergamot Station B6 2525 Michigan Avenue – Santa Monica CA, United States

ART2004 – The 16th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/14/2004 – 01/18/2004
Represented by : Bernard Jacobson Gallery – 6 Cork Street – London, United Kingdom

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Richard Gray Gallery – Suite 2503 875 North Michigan Avenue – Chicago IL, United States

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Bernard Cats – 15 rue Ernest Allard – Brussels, Belgium

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie Bernard Cats – 15 rue Ernest Allard – Brussels, Belgium

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Greg Kucera Gallery – 212 Third Avenue S – Seattle WA, United States

KUNSTKÖLN 2003 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
04/05/2003 – 04/09/2003
Represented by : Fischerplatz-Galerie – Fischergasse 21 – Ulm, Germany

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art – 20 West 57th Street – New York NY, United States

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie Georg Nothelfer – Uhlandstrasse 184 – Berlin, Germany

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Bernd Klüser – Georgenstrasse 15 – Munich, Germany

Art Miami, n°12
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/04/2002 – 01/08/2002
Represented by : Evelyn Aimis Fine Art – 3012C South Ocean Boulevard – Highland Beach FL, United States

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Locks Gallery – 600 Washington Square South – Philadelphia PA, United States

Art Toronto 2001 – TIAF Toronto International Art Fair
MTCC Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto ON, Canada
10/11/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Miriam Shiell Fine Art – 16 A Hazleton Avenue – Toronto ON, Canada

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Bernd Klüser – Georgenstrasse 15 – Munich, Germany

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Galerie Martin Kudlek – Schaafenstrasse 8 – Cologne, Germany

13th Annual Works on Paper
New York NY, United States
03/02/2001 – 03/04/2001
Represented by : Burton Marinkovich Fine Art – 1506 21st Street North West – Washington DC, United States

Art Miami, n° 11
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/18/2001 – 01/22/2001
Represented by : Evelyn Aimis Fine Art – 3012C South Ocean Boulevard – Highland Beach FL, United States

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Buschlen Mowatt Galleries – Main Floor 1445 West Georgia Street – Vancouver BC, Canada

2000

KUNSTKÖLN 2000 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Messegelände Köln-Deutz – Cologne, Germany
04/01/2000 – 04/09/2000
Represented by : Galerie Martin Kudlek – Schaafenstrasse 8 – Cologne, Germany

1999

Artpalmbeach – Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
03/10/1999 – 03/15/1999
Represented by : Buschlen Mowatt Galleries – Main Floor 1445 West Georgia Street – Vancouver BC, Canada

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galería Polígrafa – Balmes, 54 – Barcelona, Spain

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Galería Joan Prats – Rambla de Cataluña, 54 – Barcelona, Spain


Group exhibitions

2006

Christmas Exhibition
Yello Gallery – Dublin, Ireland
12/14/2006

2003

Color Form & Figure
John Berggruen Gallery – San Francisco CA, United States
11/25/2003 – 01/03/2004

A Way With Words
John Berggruen Gallery – San Francisco CA, United States
06/05/2003

2002

Lichtensetin, Motherwell, Stella
NGA National Gallery of Australia – Canberra ACT, Australia
2002 – 01/27/2003

The Gesture
Neuhoff Gallery – New York NY, United States
09/17/2002 – 10/19/2002

2001

Colección Onnasch
MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Barcelona, Spain
12/2001 – 02/2002

1972

Recent Paintings with Matisse Sculpture
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis MN, United States
1972

1961

Bienal Internacional de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
1961

Collage
Galerie Berggruen – Paris, France
1961

1953

The Corcoran Biennial
Corcoran Gallery of Art – Washington DC, United States
1953

1947

The Corcoran Biennial
Corcoran Museum of Art – Washington DC, United States
1947

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Dictionaries

1999

Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 – 400 years of Artists in America
Publisher: Sound View Press – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
Director of publication: Falk Peter – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
1999
ISBN : 0932087558

Legals

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