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Robert Motherwell

AKA Robert Burns Motherwell III

Born: 24-Jan-1915
Birthplace: Aberdeen, WA
Died: 16-Jul-1991
Location of death: Cape Cod, MA [1]
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Abstract expressionist

Best-known series, Elegies to the Spanish Republic.


[1] Ambulance, while en route to Cape Cod Hospital.

Sister: Mary-Stuart Bosschart
Wife: Betty Little (wife #2, two daughters)
Daughter: Jeannie Swanson
Daughter: Lisa Steinberg
Wife:
Helen Frankenthaler (wife #3, painter, m. 1958, div. 1971)

    High School: California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (1932)
    University: BA Philosophy, Stanford University (1937)
    University: Philosophy, Harvard University (graduate study, 1937-38)
    University: Art and Art History, Columbia University (graduate study, 1940-41)
    Professor: Art, Hunter College (1951-58)

    National Medal of Arts 1989


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