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Robert Motherwell "Basque Suite No. 13" Screenprint, 1976
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up the quartet of abstract painters that radically defined Modern painting in Ameri...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled, from the Basque Suite, Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Motherwell’s well-known ‘Basque Suite’ demonstrates his innovative and painterly approach to printmaking.  Designated as number 12 in the suite, the artwork shown here  is a stunning...
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20th Century Prints and Multiples

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Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled, Signed and Numbered Silkscreen by Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Stamford, CT
The Basque Suite: Untitled, 1971, signed and numbered 105/150 silkscreen by Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991).
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Acrylic, Paper

"The Basque Suite: Untitled" Blue Limited Edition Motherwell Print
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Danvers, MA
Part of The Basque Suite series. Abstract print with shades of blue, black and white. Signed in lower right along with edition number "130/150".
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Basque Suite #6
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Missouri, MO
Color Lithograph Image Size: Approx. 22 x 17 inches Framed: Approx. 26 x 21 inches Signed and Numbered Ed. 150 American painter, Robert Motherwell, was one of the founders and prin...
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1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Edition of 150 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins)
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
104.1 x 71.8 cms (41 x 28.25 ins) Edition of 150 Paper: J.B. Green Paper Signed "RM" in pencil lower right; signed "Motherwell" in screen lower right Inscriptions: Numbered in ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Colour screenprint printed in green, orange, black on J.B. Green paper 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins) Edition of 150
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Colour screenprint on J.B. Green paper 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins) Edition of 150
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Screen

Untitled (From the Basque Suite)
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
This screenprint in colors on J.B. Green paper was created by the artist in 1971. Signed in pencil and numbered, from the edition of 150 measuring 41 x 28.25 in. (104 x 71.8 cm.)
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20th Century Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Color

The Basque Suite, Untitled (ref. 86)
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Robert Motherwell, The Basque Suite, Untitled (ref. 86), 1971 Born in 1915, Robert Motherwell studied art and philosophy in several schools before he attended Columbia University ...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Screen

Robert Motherwell "Basque Suite No. 4"
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up the quartet of abstract painters that radically defined Modern painting in Ameri...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

Robert Motherwell "Basque Suite No. 4"
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up the quartet of abstract painters that radically defined Modern painting in Ameri...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled 1971, Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Screen Print on J. B. Green paper, from the edition of 150. Numbered in pencil 122/150 lower right, signed RM and signed in plate Motherwell. Framed in an archival lucite box. Pri...
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Vintage 1970s American Prints

Robert Motherwell, The Basque Suite, Untitled Screen Print
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Stamford, CT
Robert Motherwell. The Basque Suite A: Untitled. From the Basque Suite produced in 1971. Screen-print on J.B. green paper. Sheet measures 41 x 28 1/4 inches. Signed and numbered...
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Vintage 1970s American Contemporary Art

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Colour screenprint printed in black and orange on J.B. Green paper 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins) Edition of 150
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Colour screenprint on J.B. Green paper 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins) Edition of 150
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Screenprint on J.B. Green paper 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins) Edition of 150
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled (from Basque Suite)
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
40.98 x 28.23 ins (104.1 x 71.7 cms) Edition of 150 Signature: Signed "RM" in pencil lower right; signed "Motherwell" in screen upper left. Inscriptions:Numbered in pencil lower ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Colour screenprint printed in blue and black on J.B. Green paper 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins) Edition of 150
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

The Basque Suite: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Colour screenprint on J.B. Green paper 104.1 x 71.7 cms (41 x 28 1/4 ins) Edition of 150
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled No. 12 (from the basque suite)
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Serigraph/Silkscreen Edition of 50 Signature top left
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1970s Abstract Prints

The Basque Suite: Untitled (ref. 79)
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Robert Motherwell Title: The Basque Suite: Untitled (ref. 79) Year: 1971 Medium: Screenprint on J.B. Green paper with embossing Signed and numbered 109/150 Condition: A super...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

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Robert Motherwell Biography and Important Works

The name of painter, printmaker and writer Robert Motherwell is often taken as synonymous with the New York School, whose name he coined. Motherwell was the youngest of this group of Abstract Expressionists working in art, dance, poetry and music in 1950s and '60s New York City, which included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston and Mark Rothko.

Born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1915, Motherwell had perhaps the broadest and best education of any of the New York School coterie, with an extensive background in philosophy, literature and art history. He earned a BA in philosophy in 1937 from Stanford University and was working toward a PhD in the subject at Harvard when he interrupted his studies for a yearlong trip to Europe, where he fell in love with European modernism.

After returning, in 1940 he enrolled Columbia to study art history. It was there that he met a group of exiled Parisian Surrealists, and encounter that proved influential on his style. Motherwell began to integrate the idea of “automatism” — unmediated gestures that reflect deeper psychological impulses — into his work, pioneering a new form of Abstract Expressionism that came to characterize the New York School.

Works like the 1967 Beside the Sea no. 45 , an acrylic on canvas, and the 1966 lithograph New York International epitomize Motherwell’s use of simple shapes in boldly contrasting colors, executed in quick, gestural strokes that occasionally evoke figures, suggesting a latent narrative despite their obvious abstraction.

Throughout his career, Motherwell taught painting at Hunter College, in New York, and at Black Mountain College, in North Carolina, where his work influenced the likes of Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Kenneth Noland. His influence as one of the founding fathers of American Abstract Expressionism remains profound.