ROBERT MOTHERWELL

American (1915-1991)

BOWES AND BOWES WITH GREEN, 1968
acrylic, paper and crayon on canvas board
30 x 22 inches

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
Robert Mothewell, Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy

2006
Robert Mothewell, Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy

2005
Robert Motherwell: At Five in the Afternoon, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Mothewell, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2004
Robert Mothewell, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL

2002
Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Robert Motherwell: Themes and Variations, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Robert Mothewell, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991
Robert Motherwell: The Open Door, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

1990
Robert Motherwell: Peintures et Collages, Artcurial Centre d’Art Plastique Contemporain,
Paris, France

1989
Robert Mothewell, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

1986
Robert Mothewell, Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

1985
Robert Motherwell: The Collaged Image, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1983
Robert Motherwell, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Los Angeles County Museum,
Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Seattle
Museum of Art, Seattle, WA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (Retrospective)

1979
Robert Motherwell & Black, The William Benton Museum of Art, The University of
Connecticut, Storrs, CT

1978
Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages from 1941 to the Present, Royal Academy
of Arts, London, England

1977
Robert Motherwell: Choix de Peintures et Collages 1941-1977, Musee d’Art Moderne
de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1976
Robert Motherwell, Städtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germant; Kulturhuset,
Stockholm, Sweden
Robert Motherwell: Selected Prints 1961-74, travelling exhibition, 13 museums in the
United States and Canada

1972
The Collages of Robert Motherwell: A Retrospective Exhibition, The Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston, TX

1971
Robert Motherwell: Bilder und Collagen 1967- 1970, Galerie im Erker, St. Gallen,
Switzerland

1970
Paintings and Collages by Robert Motherwell, Art Center in Hargate, St. Paul’s
School, Concord, NH

1969
Robert Motherwell: Open Series 1967-1969, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Motherwell: Selected Works from Lyric Suite, The Museum of Modern Art, New
York, NY

1968
Robert Motherwell: Collages, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Robert Motherwell: 24 Paintings from the Lyric Suite, San Francisco Museum of Art, San
Francisco, CA

1965
Collages by Robert Motherwell: A Loan Exhibition, The Phillips Collection,
Washington, DC
Robert Motherwell, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Stedelijk Museum,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; Palaisdes
Beaux-Arts, Brussells, Belgium; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (Retrospective)

1963
An Exhibition of the Work of Robert Motherwell, Smith College Museum of Art,
Northhampton, MA

1961
VI Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna, US Pavilion. Retrospective Exhibition selected
by Frank O’Hara, organized by the International Council of The Museum of Modern
Art, New York, NY

1959
Robert Motherwell, Bennington College, The New Gallery, Bennington, VT (First
Retrospective Exhibition)

1958
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY

1950
Robert Motherwell: Works from Elegy to tthe Spanish Republic, Samuel M. Kootz
Gallery, New York, NY

1946.
Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Collages, Drawings, Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New
York, NY

1944
Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Papiers Collés, Drawings, Art of This Century, New York, NY

1939
Raymond Duncan Gallery, Paris, France


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Mostly Black & White, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fall Selections, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981
The Abstract Expressionists and Their Precursors, Nassau County Museum of Fine
Art, Roslyn, NY

1979
Black and White are Colors: Paintings of the 1950s-1970s, Montgomery Art Gallery,
Pomona College, Pomona, CA

1978
Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,
Cornell University, Ithica, NY; Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York, NY
American Art at Mid-Century: The Subjects of the Artist, National Gallery of Art,
Washington, DC

1977
New York - Paris, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
New York: The State of the Art, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Eighteen Contemporary Masters, United States Embassy, Ottawa, Canada
Artists’ Postcards, Drawing Center, New York, NY
Perceptions of the Spirit of Twentieth-Century American Art, Indianapolis Museum of
Art, Indianapolis, IN; University Art Museum, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA: Marion Koogler
McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH

1976
Three Generations of American Painting: Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Edlich, Gruenebaum
Gallery, New York, NY
Twentieth-Century American Drawing: Three Avant-Garde Generations, Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1975
Subjects of the Artist: New York Painting 1941-1947, Whitney Museum of American
Art, Downtown Branch, New York, NY
The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection: American Art Since 1960, Denver Art
Museum, Denver, CO
34th Biennial of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, DC

1974
Frank O’Hara, a Poet Among Painters, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
America on Paper, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Twelve American Painters, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1973
American Art at Mid-Century I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1972
Abstract Paintings in the Sixties, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1970
L’Art vivant aux Etats-Unis, Fondation Maeght, St. Paul-de-Vence, France

1969
The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation, The Museum of
Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Contemporary Art: Dialogue Between the East and the West, National Museum of
Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.
American Drawings of the Sixties: A Selection, New School for Social Research, New
York, NY

1966
Fifty Years of American Art: 1916-1966, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

1965
New York School: The First Generation, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Los
Angeles, CA

1964
Paintings from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Art,
Washington, DC
Painting & Sculpture of a Decade: 1954-1964, Tate Gallery, London , England
Between the Fairs-Twenty-five Years of American Art, 1949-1964, Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York, NY

1961
The Art of Assemblage, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Dallas Museum of
Art, Dallas, TX; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
New York, NY
Modern American Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (also shown
in Spoleto, Italy; Jerusalem, Israel; Athens, Greeck; Helsinki, Finland; Goteborg, Sweden;
Paris, France; London, England; and Bonn, Germany)

1960
Paths of Abstract Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Sixty American Painters, 1960: Abstract Expressionist Painting of the Fifties, Walker
Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Nine American Painters, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1959
New York and Paris: Painting in the Fifties, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1958
The New American Painting, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; travels
through 1959 to Basel, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Berlin, Germany;
Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France and London, England
Seventeen Contemporary American Painters, American Pavilion, Universal and International
Exhibition, World’s Fair, Brussels, Belgium; also shown at the International Art
Festival, Osaka, Japan

1955
Third International Art Exhibition, circulated in eight cities in Japan.
The New Decade: Thirty-five American Painters and Sculptors, Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA; Los
Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Modern Art in the United States: Selections from the Collection of The Museum of
Modern Art,
New York, NY; travels through 1956 in Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland; Barcelona,
Spain; Frankfurt, Germany; London, England; The Hague, France; Vienna, Austria;
and Belgrade, Yugoslavia

1954
Four Americans from the Real to the Abstract, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Object and Image in Modern Art and Poetry, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Younger American Painters: A Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New
York, NY

1953
Four Abstract Expressionists, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Il Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1952
Regards sur la peinture americaine, Galeie de France, Paris, France. Curated by
Sidney Janis and previewed at the Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY under the title
American Vanguard Art for Paris
Carnegie International Exhibition, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA
(also included 1955, 1958,1961, 1964, 1967)

1951
Seventeen Modern American Painters, Frank Perls Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Ninth Street Show, 60 East 9th Street, New York, NY
Forty American Painters, 1940-1050, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, MN

1947
Introduction a la peinture americaine, Galerie Maeght, Paris, France

1945
Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (also included
1946-49, 1951-54, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1965-1967, 1969, 1973)
Fourteen Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1942
First Papers of Surrealism, Whitelaw Reid Mansion, New York, NY (Curated by Andre
Breton and Marcel Duchamp)