Works 1947 - 1985. The exhibition will consist of approximately 50 works on paper and canvas that span the artist's career, including examples from his most well known series: 'Elegies to the Spanish Republic', 'Beside the Sea' and the 'Opens'. Also included in the exhibition will be a selection of works from his 'Lyric Suite' of 1965. The artist, painter, printmaker, teacher, and writer who died in 1991, was known as one of the founding fathers of Abstract Expressionism
Works 1947 - 1985
Manny Silverman Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of the works of Robert Motherwell dating from 1947 to 1985. This exhibition will consist of approximately 50 works on paper and canvas that span the artist's career; including examples from his most well known series; Elegies to the Spanish Republic, Beside the Sea, and the Opens. Also included in the exhibition will be a selection of works from his Lyric Suite of 1965.
Robert Motherwell, painter, printmaker, teacher, and writer who died in 1991 was known as one of the founding fathers of Abstract Expressionism and an artist of international stature. Born in 1915 in Aberdeen, Washington, Motherwell spent the early part of his life in California. In 1926, at 11 years of age, he received a scholarship to attend Otis Art Institute here in Los Angeles. He went on to receive a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Stanford University and then furthered his education with a year of graduate studies at Harvard. After spending a year in Paris, he moved to New York in 1939. Throughout the 1940s and 50s, Motherwell became increasingly involved with the New York art scene and the exiled European artists who were living there at the time. In 1944 Peggy Guggenheim mounted the first Robert Motherwell solo exhibition at Art of this Century and out of this exhibition sold Pancho Villa, Dead and Alive to The Museum of Modern Art.
Motherwell enjoyed an extremely successful career that spanned five decades. His works have been the subject of countless exhibitions and retrospectives at museums and galleries around the world and dozens of books on his work and writings have been published. During his long and illustrious career, Motherwell received virtually every honor that could be bestowed upon a living artist. He left behind a tremendous legacy and it is our privilege to be exhibiting his work.
Image: Robert Motherwell, 'German Line #1', 1972, acrylic, collage on canvasboard, 30 x 12 inches.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 29, 5-8pm
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