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Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was the youngest member of the heroic generation of post-war Abstract Expressionists who revolutionized painting and shifted the art world's attention from Paris to New York. He is also the only one of the group (which included Jackson Pollock, Hans Hoffman and Willem De Kooning) for whom printmaking became a major preoccupation. Motherwell's work as a printmaker as well as a painter distinguished him, both for his innovations in graphic media and for his stunning images.

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 Unique Works


I.H. Series No. 19 1970
Ink Over Lithograph on Paper 
22 x 17 inches
  Untitled (D78-2175)
India Ink on Mylar
5 x 7 inches

Untitled (from the Dedalus Sketchbooks)
(D83-2912) 1983
Ink on Paper
7 x 10 1/8 inches

Untitled (D80-2649)
c. 1980
Ink and Crayon
on Paper
11 x 13 3/4 inches



Rite of Passage III 1980
Lithograph and Chine Applique
24 1/2 x 34 inches  
  Rite of Passage I 1980
Lithograph on White Tyler
Graphics Ltd Handmade Paper
25 3/8 x 29 3/4 inches  
Elegy Study I  989
Lithograph on Light Brown
Handmade Paper
39 1/4 x 61 inches
  Running Elegy 1983
Etching and Aquatint on 
Handmade Paper
18 1/2 x 35 5/8 inches

Primal Sign I 1980
Etching and Aquatint
28 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches

Primal Sign IV 1980
Etching and Aquatint
30 x 21 inches
  Orange Lyric 1989
Carborundum Aquatint on
German Etching Paper
27 x 32 inches 
Red Sea II 1979
Aquatint, Lift-Ground Etching
and Aquatint on German
Etching Paper
34 1/2 x 29 inches