Artist and Studio
Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, 1959.

Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, 1959.

9 abstract expressionist artists

Willem de Kooning, Clyford Still, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline

Robert Motherwell (age 30), with Maria, his first wife, at Black Mountain College in 1945. Motherwell taught painting there in the 40s and 50s. Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Kenneth Noland studied under and were influenced by him.

Robert Motherwell (age 30), with Maria, his first wife, at Black Mountain College in 1945. Motherwell taught painting there in the 40s and 50s. Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Kenneth Noland studied under and were influenced by him.

Robert Motherwell and wife Helen Frankenthaler, photographed by Sedat Pakay at Yale.   Brill Gallery

Robert Motherwell and wife Helen Frankenthaler, photographed by Sedat Pakay at Yale.   Brill Gallery

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell

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Robert Motherwell, Personage (Self-Portrait), 1943

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Robert Motherwell, Personage (Self-Portrait), 1943

Robert Motherwell in his studio

Robert Motherwell in his studio

Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell at their Provincetown studio, ca. 1960   Smithsonian
They were married to each other at the time.

Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell at their Provincetown studio, ca. 1960   Smithsonian

They were married to each other at the time.

Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler’s home in 1967. They divorced in 1971.

Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler’s home in 1967. They divorced in 1971.

Robert Motherwell’s studio and home. Architecural Digest, 1984.

Robert Motherwell at work in his studio, 1952. Kay Bell Reynal, photographer

Robert Motherwell at work in his studio, 1952. Kay Bell Reynal, photographer

From left rear: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad  Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; next row: Richard Pousette-Dart, William  Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still,  Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; foreground: Theodoros Stamos,  Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.
Photographed by Nina Leen for Time/Life, 1951. Photograph appeared in Life’s Jan. 15, 1951 issue, Copyright: © Getty Images. Archives of  American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

From left rear: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; next row: Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; foreground: Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.

Photographed by Nina Leen for Time/Life, 1951. Photograph appeared in Life’s Jan. 15, 1951 issue, Copyright: © Getty Images. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.