Robert Motherwell United States, 1915-1991

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        Robert Motherwell was born on January 24, 1915 in Aberdeen and he studied philosophy and French symbolist literature at Stanford University, received a doctoral degree from Harvard University and art history at Columbia University. He started to paint in earnest at the age of 24, in January 1939 and as a painter, an author, a planner, and a critic, Motherwell participated in nearly all activities linked to modernism centering on New York City and made contributions as a key figure.

Motherwell’s works are belongs to major museum’s collection such as Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, National Museum of Art Washington, Basel Museum of Art, Hara Museum of Art, Tate, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Smithsonian Museum of Art, Ireland Museum of Contemporary Art, Paul Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary art. 

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