ROBERT MOTHERWELL

American (1915-1991)

ELEGY TO THE SPANISH REPUBLIC NO. 45, 1960
casein on paper
22 ½ x 28 ½ inches

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Periodicals
Arnason, H.H. “On Motherwell and His Early Work.” Art International, January 1966:
pp. 17-35.
_____. “Robert Motherwell: The Years 1948 to 1965.” Art International, April 20, 1966:
pp. 19-45.
_____. “Motherwell: The Window and the Wall.” ARTNews, Summer 1969: pp. 48-52,
61-68.
_____. “Robert Motherwell: 1966-1976.” Art International, October-November 1976:
pp. 9-25, 55-57.
Ashton, Dore. “Robert Motherwell: Passion and Transfiguration.” Studio International,
March 1964: pp. 100-105.
Baro, Gene. “Robert Motherwell.” Art International, August-September 1981: pp. 117-118.
Carmean, Jr., E.A. “Robert Motherwell’s Spanish Elegies.” Arts Magazine, June 1976:
pp. 94-97.
Cohen, Arthur A. “The Motherwell Atelier.” Vogue, March 1977: pp. 230-233, 256.
Fineberg, Jonathan. “Death and Maternal Love: Psychological Speculations on
Robert Motherwell’s Art.” Artforum, September 1978: pp. 52-57.
Collins, Bradford R. “The Fundamental Tragedy of the Elegies to the Spanish
Republic, of Robert Motherwell’s Dilemma.” Arts Magazine, September 1984:
pp. 94-97.
Danto, Arthur C. “Robert Motherwell.” The Nation, January 1985: pp. 58-60.
Firestone, Evan R. “James Joyce and the First Generation New York School.” Arts
Magazine, June 1982: pp. 116-121.
Glueck, Grace. “The Mastery of Robert Motherwell.” New York Times Magazine,
December 2, 1984: pp. 68-72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 81, 86.
Goossen, E.C. “Robert Motherwell and the Seriousness of Subject.” Art International,
January-February 1959: pp. 33-35, 38, 51.
Greenberg, Clement. “Art.” The Nation, November 11, 1944: pp. 598-599.
Kees, Weldon. “Robert Motherwell.” Magazine of Art, March 1948: pp. 86-88.
Kozloff, Max. “An Interview with Robert Motherwell.” Artforum, September 1965: pp.33-37.
Kramer, Hilton. “Robert Motherwell: The Art of Collage.” New York Times, October 13,
pp. 1968: D37.
_____. “Robert Motherwell: The Art of Collage.” New York Times, October 13, 1968: D37.
Krauss, Rosalind. “Robert Motherwell’s New Paintings.” Artforum, May 1969: pp. 26-28.
_____. “Robert Motherwell’s New Paintings.” Artforum, May 1969: pp. 26-28.
Lippard, Lucy. “New York Letter: Miró and Motherwell.” Art International, December
1965: pp. 33-35.
Mattison, Robert S. “The Emperor of China: Symbols of Power and Vulnerability in
the Art of Robert Motherwell During the 1940s.” Art International, November-
December 1982: pp. 8-14.
_____. “A Voyage: Robert Motherwell’s Earliest Works.” Arts Magazine, February
1985: pp. 90-93.
_____. “Robert Motherwell’s First Collages: ‘All My Life I Have Been Obsessed By
Death.’” Studies in Iconography, 1988: pp. 171-186.
Motherwell, Robert. “The Modern Painter’s World.” DYN 1, November 1944: pp. 9-14.
_____. “The Rise and Continuity of Abstract Art.” Arts & Architecture, September
1951: pp. 21, 41.
Patton, Phil. “Robert Motherwell: The Mellowing of an Angry Young Man.” ARTNews,
March 1982: pp. 70-76.
Raynor, Vivien. “ATalk with Robert Motherwell.” ARTNews, April 1974: pp. 50-52.
Robertson, Bryan. “From a Notebook on Robert Motherwell.” Studio International,
March 1966: pp. 89-93.
Sandler, Irving. “Robert Motherwell.” Art International, June-August 1961: pp. 43-44.
Tillim, Sidney. “Motherwell: The Echo of Protest.” Artforum, December 1965: pp. 34-36.
Van Hook, L. Bailey. “Robert Motherwell’s Mallarme’s Swan.” Arts Magazine, January
1983: pp. 102-106.


Exhibition Catalogues
Robert Motherwell, with Selections from the Artist’s Writings. Exhibition catalogue
with contributions by Frank O’Hara and Robert Motherwell. New York: The Museum
of Modern Art, 1965.
Robert Motherwell. Exhibition catalogue with contributions by Dore Ashton, Jack
Flam, and Robert T. Buck. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1983.
Motherwell. Exhibition catalogue, with texts by Dore Ashton, Joan Banach, Norbert
Lynton, and Francisco Calvo Serraller. Barcelona: Fundación Antoni Tàpies, 1996.

General Books
Anfam, David. Abstract Expressionism. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002.
Arnason, H.H. Robert Motherwell. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1977; revised ed., 1982.
Ashton, Dore. The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning. New York: The Viking
Press, 1972.
Carmean, Jr., E.A., et al. Reconciliation Elegy. New York: Rizzoli, 1980.
Caws, Mary Ann. Robert Motherwell: With Pen and Brush. London: Reaktion Books, 2003.
The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology. Edited by Robert Motherwell. New York:
George Wittenborn, Inc., 1951. Second edition, Boston: G.K. & Co., 1981, with a
foreword by Jack Flam; paperback, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989.
The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Edited by Robert Motherwell.
Cambridge, MA and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989.
Danto, Arthur C. The State of the Art. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1987.
Drudi, Gabriella. Robert Motherwell Collages. Milan: Multhipla Edizione, 1983.
_____. Robert Motherwell Notes Romaines. Paris: Editions de la Difference, 1988.
Engberg, Siri and Joan Banach. Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940–1991.
Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2003.
Flam, Jack. Motherwell. London: Phaidon, 1991; also published by Rizzoli, New York,;
Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona; Albin Michel, Paris.
Kingsley, April. The Turning Point: The Abstract Expressionists and the Transformation
of American Art. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Pleynet, Marcelin. Le Etats-Unis De La Peinture. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1986.
Mattison, Robert Saltonstall. Robert Motherwell: The Formative Years. Ann Arbor: UMI
Research Press, 1987.
Mackie, Alwynne. Art/Talk: Theory and Practice in Abstract Expressionism. New York:
Columbia University Press, 1989.
Motherwell, Robert. The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell. Edited by Stephanie
Sandler, Irving. The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism.
New York and Washington: Prager Publishers, 1970.
The Writings of Robert Motherwell. Edited by Dore Ashton with Joan Banach. Berkeley:
University of California Press, 2007.
Pleynet, Marcelin. Robert Motherwell. Paris: Daniel Papierski, 1989.
Polcari, Stephen. Abstract Expressionism and the Modern Experience. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Seitz, William C. Abstract Expressionist Painting in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University Press, 1983.
Terenzio, Stephanie and Robert Motherwell. Robert Motherwell & Black. Connecticut:
The University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1980.
Terenzio, Stephanie and Robert Motherwell. The Collected Writings of Robert
Motherwel. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993
Terenzio, Stephanie and Dorothy C. Belknap. The Prints of Robert Motherwell: A Catalogue
Raisonné 1943–1990. New York: Hudson Hills Press, Inc., 1990.