Exhibition History

This exhibition history is based on the List of Exhibitions in Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941-1991. It includes all exhibitions in which paintings, collages, and paintings on paper by Robert Motherwell were shown and is organized chronologically, with solo and group exhibitions listed separately within each year.

If an exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue, brochure, or checklist, that is indicated in parentheses, and such publications are listed here and not in the Bibliography. The catalogue raisonné numbers are given for all known paintings and collages in each exhibition; but neither drawings nor prints are listed. When a work in an exhibition could not be identified, it is listed under a descriptive title or the title given by the institution (preceded by “unidentified”) in the entry for that exhibition. Brackets are used to designate information about which positively certain.

Reviews of exhibitions are cited with the author’s name and the year of publication. This abbreviated form corresponds to the way publications are referred to throughout the catalogue raisonné, and allows the reader to locate the full citation in the Bibliography.

Significant exhibitions of drawings are listed and are noted by the phrase “drawings only,” at the end of the citation. When it is uncertain which works were included in an exhibition, the phrase “works unknown” appears at the end of the citation.

When an exhibition catalogue or brochure includes a text or statement by Motherwell, that is noted in parentheses within the citation. See the Bibliography for a complete list of Motherwell’s published writings as well as a comprehensive selection of his unpublished writings.

This selection of Robert Motherwell’s most important solo and group exhibitions is illustrated with installation photographs and other documents.
1939

Solo Exhibitions

Galeries Raymond Duncan, Paris, title unknown, June 1939. Works unknown (included "a small self-portrait on a wooden panel," per letter to Meg Perlman, November 11, 1975).

Galeries Raymond Duncan, Paris, title unknown, June 1939. Works unknown (included "a small self-portrait on a wooden panel," per letter to Meg Perlman, November 11, 1975).

1940

Group Exhibitions

San Francisco Museum of Art, Fourth Annual Watercolor Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association, February 7—March 3, 1940 (catalogue). See EW.I, EW.V.

San Francisco Museum of Art, Fourth Annual Watercolor Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association, February 7—March 3, 1940 (catalogue). See EW.I, EW.V.

Fourth Annual Watercolor Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1940.

Portland Art Museum, Ore., All-Oregon Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture by Oregon Artists, May 22—June 30, 1940 (catalogue). Unidentified: 222. Figure by the Sea; 223....

Portland Art Museum, Ore., All-Oregon Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture by Oregon Artists, May 22—June 30, 1940 (catalogue). Unidentified: 222. Figure by the Sea; 223. Landscape with Figures; 224. Souvenir de Proust.

All-Oregon Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture by Oregon Artists. Foreword by Robert Tyler Davis. Portland, Ore.: Portland Art Museum, 1940.

San Francisco Museum of Art, “student work from the California School of Fine Arts,” August 6—25, 1940. Unidentified: “Nude in Landscape.”

San Francisco Museum of Art, “student work from the California School of Fine Arts,” August 6—25, 1940. Unidentified: “Nude in Landscape.”

1942

Group Exhibitions

Whitlaw Reid Mansion, New York, First Papers of Surrealism, October 14—November 7, 1942 (catalogue). See P8(?), P9.

Whitlaw Reid Mansion, New York, First Papers of Surrealism, October 14—November 7, 1942 (catalogue). See P8(?), P9.

First Papers of Surrealism: Hanging by André Breton, His Twine Marcel Duchamp. Foreword by Sidney Janis; text by R. A. Parker. New York: Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, 1942.

1943

Group Exhibitions

Norlyst Gallery, New York, Adventures in Perspective, March 8—31, 1943 (checklist). See P10. Unidentified: 75. Composition. Reviewed in CUE 1943.

Norlyst Gallery, New York, Adventures in Perspective, March 8—31, 1943 (checklist). See P10. Unidentified: 75. Composition. Reviewed in CUE 1943.

Art of This Century, New York, Exhibition of Collage, April 16—May 15, 1943. See C3.

Art of This Century, New York, Exhibition of Collage, April 16—May 15, 1943. See C3.

Art of This Century, New York, Spring Salon for Young Artists, May 18—June 26, 1943 (checklist). See P10(?). Reviewed in Coates 1943, Connolly 1943, and Jewell 1943.

Art of This Century, New York, Spring Salon for Young Artists, May 18—June 26, 1943 (checklist). See P10(?). Reviewed in Coates 1943, Connolly 1943, and Jewell 1943.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Selections from the May Collection, June 29—September 30, 1943. See C3. Reviewed in Baltimore Sun 1943.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Selections from the May Collection, June 29—September 30, 1943. See C3. Reviewed in Baltimore Sun 1943.

Art of This Century, New York, Natural, Insane, Surrealist Art, December 1—31, 1943. Works unknown.

Art of This Century, New York, Natural, Insane, Surrealist Art, December 1—31, 1943. Works unknown.

1944

Solo Exhibitions

Art of This Century, New York

Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Papiers Collés, Drawings, October 24-November 11, 1944

Art of This Century, New York, Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Papiers Collés, Drawings, October 24-November 11, 1944 (catalogue). See P3, P11-P14, P16, C3, C4, C7, C8, C11(?), C12, C13. Unidentified: 2. Equilibrium Abstracted; 4. The Ambiguity of Experience. Reviewed in Artnews 1944,...

Robert Motherwell. Preface by James Johnson Sweeney. New York: Art of This Century, 1944.

Group Exhibitions

Abstract and Surrealist Art in the United States, Cincinnati Art Museum, February 8—March 12, 1944; Denver Art Museum, March 26—April 23, 1944; Seattle Art Museum, May 10...

Abstract and Surrealist Art in the United States, Cincinnati Art Museum, February 8—March 12, 1944; Denver Art Museum, March 26—April 23, 1944; Seattle Art Museum, May 10—June 4, 1944; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Calif., July 8—23, 1944; Portland Art Museum, Ore., August 9—26, 1944; San...

Abstract and Surrealist Art in the United States. Introduction by Sidney Janis. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1944.

Art of This Century, New York, First Exhibition in America of, April 11—30, 1944 (checklist). See C8. Reviewed in J[ewell] 1944b and Riley 1944a.

Art of This Century, New York, First Exhibition in America of, April 11—30, 1944 (checklist). See C8. Reviewed in J[ewell] 1944b and Riley 1944a.

Art of This Century, New York, Spring Salon for Young Artists, May 9—June 3, 1944 (checklist). See C7. Reviewed in Greenberg 1944a and Jewell 1944c.

Art of This Century, New York, Spring Salon for Young Artists, May 9—June 3, 1944 (checklist). See C7. Reviewed in Greenberg 1944a and Jewell 1944c.

Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York, Abstract & Surrealist Art in America: Fifty Paintings by Outstanding Artists, November 29—December 30, 1944 (catalogue). See P12. Reviewed in...

Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York, Abstract & Surrealist Art in America: Fifty Paintings by Outstanding Artists, November 29—December 30, 1944 (catalogue). See P12. Reviewed in New York Sun 1944 and R[iley] 1944b.

Abstract & Surrealist Art in America: Fifty Paintings by Outstanding Artists. New York: Mortimer Brandt Gallery, 1944.

67 Gallery, New York, 40 American Moderns, December 4—30, 1944 (checklist). See C12.

67 Gallery, New York, 40 American Moderns, December 4—30, 1944 (checklist). See C12.

Art of This Century, New York, Christmas Suggestions, December 12, 1944—January 6, 1945. Drawings only.

Art of This Century, New York, Christmas Suggestions, December 12, 1944—January 6, 1945. Drawings only.

Julien Levy Gallery, New York, The Imagery of Chess: A Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, Newly Designed Chessmen, Music and Miscellany, December 12, 1944—January 31, 1945...

Julien Levy Gallery, New York, The Imagery of Chess: A Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, Newly Designed Chessmen, Music and Miscellany, December 12, 1944—January 31, 1945 (catalogue). Unidentified: cat. no. 21.

The Imagery of Chess: A Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, Newly Designed Chessmen, Music and Miscellany. New York: Julien Levy Gallery, 1944.

1945

Group Exhibitions

David Porter Gallery, Washington, D.C., A Painting Prophecy—1950, January 31—February 28, 1945; George Walter Vincent Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, Mass., March 28—April...

David Porter Gallery, Washington, D.C., A Painting Prophecy—1950, January 31—February 28, 1945; George Walter Vincent Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, Mass., March 28—April 18, 1945; City Art Museum of Saint Louis, May 1—30, 1945; San Francisco Museum of Art, September 9—October 7, 1945;...

Personal Statement: Painting Prophecy—1950 (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by David Porter. Washington, D.C.: David Porter Gallery, 1945.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions, February 14—March 18, 1945 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See C7.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions, February 14—March 18, 1945 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See C7.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, inaugural exhibition, April 9—28, 1945; shown at a temporary space at the Feigl Gallery, New York, in conjunction with Léger: Oils, Gouaches,...

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, inaugural exhibition, April 9—28, 1945; shown at a temporary space at the Feigl Gallery, New York, in conjunction with Léger: Oils, Gouaches, Drawings. Unidentified: "large canvas." Reviewed in Artnews 1945, Gibbs 1945, Jewell 1945a, McBride 1945a, and...

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Contemporary American Painting, May 17—June 17, 1945 (catalogue). Unidentified: Collage. Reviewed in Frankenstein...

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Contemporary American Painting, May 17—June 17, 1945 (catalogue). Unidentified: Collage. Reviewed in Frankenstein 1945.

Contemporary American Painting. Introduction by Jermayne MacAgy. San Francisco: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1945.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum Collection of Painting and Sculpture, June 20, 1945—February 13, 1946. See C7.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum Collection of Painting and Sculpture, June 20, 1945—February 13, 1946. See C7.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, [group exhibition], July 17—August 1945. Works unknown. Reviewed in R[eed] 1945.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, [group exhibition], July 17—August 1945. Works unknown. Reviewed in R[eed] 1945.

17th Regiment Armory, New York, The Arts and Antiques Show, September 24—30, 1945. Unidentified: “painting.” Reviewed in Loveman 1945a and Newsweek 1945b.

17th Regiment Armory, New York, The Arts and Antiques Show, September 24—30, 1945. Unidentified: “painting.” Reviewed in Loveman 1945a and Newsweek 1945b.

Art of This Century, New York, Autumn Salon, October 6—29, 1945. Works unknown.

Art of This Century, New York, Autumn Salon, October 6—29, 1945. Works unknown.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Christmas Gift Show, November 26—December 22, 1945. Works unknown. Reviewed in Devree 1945.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Christmas Gift Show, November 26—December 22, 1945. Works unknown. Reviewed in Devree 1945.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1945 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, November 27, 1945—January 10, 1946 (catalogue). See P19. Reviewed in Jewell...

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1945 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, November 27, 1945—January 10, 1946 (catalogue). See P19. Reviewed in Jewell 1945b, Loveman 1945b, and McBride 1945b.

1945 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1945.

1946

Solo Exhibitions

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York

Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Collages, Drawings, January 2-19, 1946

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Collages, Drawings, January 2-19, 1946 (catalogue). See P15, P20, P23, P24, P33, P34, P46, C16, C19, C20, C23, C25. Unidentified: 1. Grey Abstraction with Mauve; 8. Figure on White; 11. Abstraction with Stripes; 18. Large...

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

Arts Club of Chicago, Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Collages, Drawings, February 7—27, 1946; San Francisco Museum of Art, March 26—April 14, 1946 (catalogue). See P3, P16,...

Arts Club of Chicago, Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Collages, Drawings, February 7—27, 1946; San Francisco Museum of Art, March 26—April 14, 1946 (catalogue). See P3, P16, P19, P20, P24, P32, P33, C7, C8, C13, C16, C20, C23, C25. Unidentified: 1. Abstraction in Ochre and Red; 9....

Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Collages, Drawings. Introduction by James Johnson Sweeney. Chicago: Arts Club of Chicago, 1946.

Group Exhibitions

Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fla., Abstract and Expressionist Paintings, January 18—February 10, 1946 (catalogue). See P11.

Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fla., Abstract and Expressionist Paintings, January 18—February 10, 1946 (catalogue). See P11.

Abstract and Expressionist Paintings. Palm Beach, Fla.: Society of the Four Arts, 1946.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, The One Hundred and Forty-First Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, January 26—March 3, 1946 (catalogue)....

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, The One Hundred and Forty-First Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, January 26—March 3, 1946 (catalogue). See P12.

The One Hundred and Forty-First Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1946.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1946 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, February 5—March 13, 1946 (catalogue). See C21....

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1946 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, February 5—March 13, 1946 (catalogue). See C21. Reviewed in Gibbs 1946b.

1946 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1946.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture, February 6—24, 1946 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See C19. Reviewed in Jewell 1946c...

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture, February 6—24, 1946 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See C19. Reviewed in Jewell 1946c.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, The Big Top, March 4—23, 1946 (catalogue). See W7. Unidentified: Viola the Bareback Rider. Reviewed in Artnews 1946b and Jewell 1946a....

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, The Big Top, March 4—23, 1946 (catalogue). See W7. Unidentified: Viola the Bareback Rider. Reviewed in Artnews 1946b and Jewell 1946a.

The Big Top. Introduction by Samuel M. Kootz. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1946.

Saint Paul Gallery and School of Art, Minn., Contemporary Art, Part 2: Paintings, April 3—25, 1946 (catalogue). Unidentified: Figuration.

Saint Paul Gallery and School of Art, Minn., Contemporary Art, Part 2: Paintings, April 3—25, 1946 (catalogue). Unidentified: Figuration.

Contemporary Art, Part 2: Paintings. Saint Paul, Minn.: Saint Paul Gallery and School of Art, 1946.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Building a Modern Collection, May 13—June 1, 1946 (catalogue). See P24. Unidentified: In the Garden; Viva (either C10 or C33)....

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Building a Modern Collection, May 13—June 1, 1946 (catalogue). See P24. Unidentified: In the Garden; Viva (either C10 or C33). Reviewed in Wolf 1946b.

Building a Modern Collection. Introduction by Samuel M. Kootz. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1946.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Modern Paintings for a Country Estate, June 3—29, 1946. Works unknown. Reviewed in Devree 1946.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Modern Paintings for a Country Estate, June 3—29, 1946. Works unknown. Reviewed in Devree 1946.

Tate Gallery, London, American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day (organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), June 14—August 5, 1946 (...

Tate Gallery, London, American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day (organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), June 14—August 5, 1946 (catalogue). See C3.

American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day. Introduction by John Rothenstein. London: Tate Gallery, 1946.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, In the Sun, September 4—28, 1946 (catalogue). See C15. Unidentified: 14. In the Sun. Reviewed in Reed 1946.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, In the Sun, September 4—28, 1946 (catalogue). See C15. Unidentified: 14. In the Sun. Reviewed in Reed 1946.

In the Sun. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1946.

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Fourteen Americans, September 10-December 8, 1946

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fourteen Americans, September 10-December 8, 1946; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., January 5-26, 1947; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fla., February 7-March 7, 1947; Cincinnati Modern Art Society, March 20-April 17, 1947; San Francisco Museum of Art,...

Miller, Dorothy C., ed. Fourteen Americans. Entry ''Robert Motherwell'' (includes artist’s statements), pp. 34-38. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1946.

Philadelphia Art Alliance, [group exhibition], October 1—27, 1946. Unidentified: Imaginary Landscape No. 2.

Philadelphia Art Alliance, [group exhibition], October 1—27, 1946. Unidentified: Imaginary Landscape No. 2.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Homage to Jazz, December 3—21, 1946 (catalogue). See C6, C37(?), C38. Reviewed in Jewell 1946b.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Homage to Jazz, December 3—21, 1946 (catalogue). See C6, C37(?), C38. Reviewed in Jewell 1946b.

Homage to Jazz. Introduction by Barry Ulanov. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1946.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1946 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, December 10, 1946—January 16, 1947 (catalogue). See W4.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1946 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, December 10, 1946—January 16, 1947 (catalogue). See W4.

1946 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1946.

1947

Solo Exhibitions

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York

Motherwell, April 28-May 17, 1947

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Motherwell, April 28-May 17, 1947 (catalogue). See P36, P45-P48, P50-P53, P56, P58, C42, C47 (?). Unidentified: 3. Feminine Personage; 13. Dark Figure; 15. Figure with Red. Reviewed in Artnews 1947b, Devree 1947b, Greenberg 1947, McB[ride] 1947, and W[olf]...

Motherwell (includes artist’s statements). New York: Samuel Kootz Gallery, 1947.

Group Exhibitions

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 55 Works of Modern Art Owned in Houston, January 12—February 3, 1947 (catalogue). See P21.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 55 Works of Modern Art Owned in Houston, January 12—February 3, 1947 (catalogue). See P21.

55 Works of Modern Art Owned in Houston. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1947.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, The One Hundred and Forty-Second Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, January 26—March 2, 1947 (catalogue). See P37...

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, The One Hundred and Forty-Second Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, January 26—March 2, 1947 (catalogue). See P37.

The One Hundred and Forty-Second Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1947.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, March 11—April 17, 1947 (catalogue). See C6....

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, March 11—April 17, 1947 (catalogue). See C6.

1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1947.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, 20th Century Still Life, March 17—April 5, 1947. Works unknown. Reviewed in Jewell 1947a.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, 20th Century Still Life, March 17—April 5, 1947. Works unknown. Reviewed in Jewell 1947a.

Galerie Maeght, Paris, Introduction a la peinture moderne américaine, March 28—April 1947 (catalogue). See P36, P41, P42(?), P57, C44. Reviewed in Cahiers d’art 1947, Cassou 1947...

Galerie Maeght, Paris, Introduction a la peinture moderne américaine, March 28—April 1947 (catalogue). See P36, P41, P42(?), P57, C44. Reviewed in Cahiers d’art 1947, Cassou 1947, and Citron 1947.

Introduction a la peinture moderne américaine (text in French). Essay by Harold Rosenberg. Paris: Galerie Maeght, 1947.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The Twentieth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, March 30—May 11, 1947 (catalogue). Unidentified: 216. ...

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The Twentieth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, March 30—May 11, 1947 (catalogue). Unidentified: 216. Figure with Red Stripes.

The Twentieth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings. Preface by Hermann Warner Williams Jr. Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1947.

Brooklyn Museum, International Water Color Exhibition: Fourteenth Biennial, April 16—June 8, 1947 (catalogue). See W2.

Brooklyn Museum, International Water Color Exhibition: Fourteenth Biennial, April 16—June 8, 1947 (catalogue). See W2.

International Water Color Exhibition: Fourteenth Biennial. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, 1947.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Season’s Highlights, June 9—[30], 1947. Works unknown.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Season’s Highlights, June 9—[30], 1947. Works unknown.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Third Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art, June 15—July 30, 1947 (catalogue). See P46.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Third Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art, June 15—July 30, 1947 (catalogue). See P46.

Third Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Foreword by Lester D. Longman. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1947.

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Le Salon des réalités nouvelles, July 21—August 18, 1947; may have traveled to additional venues (catalogue). See P42.

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Le Salon des réalités nouvelles, July 21—August 18, 1947; may have traveled to additional venues (catalogue). See P42.

Réalités nouvelles. Paris: Comité du Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, 1947.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Women, September 8—27, 1947 (catalogue). See P64. Reviewed in Artnews 1947c, J[ewell] 1947b, and Reed 1947.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Women, September 8—27, 1947 (catalogue). See P64. Reviewed in Artnews 1947c, J[ewell] 1947b, and Reed 1947.

Galantière, Lewis, Paul Goodman, Clement Greenberg, Weldon Kees, Benjamin Péret, Harold Rosenberg, Jean-Paul Sartre, Barry Ulanov, Tennessee Williams, William Carlos Williams, and Victor Wolfson. Women: A Collaboration of Artists and Writers. Preface by Samuel M. Kootz; accompanying text to the artist’s work by Weldon Kees. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Editions, 1948.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, 8 Paintings, September 29—October 18, 1947. See P58, P68. Reviewed in Artnews 1947a, Devree 1947a, and L[ansford] 1947.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, 8 Paintings, September 29—October 18, 1947. See P58, P68. Reviewed in Artnews 1947a, Devree 1947a, and L[ansford] 1947.

Art Institute of Chicago, Abstract and Surrealist American Art: Fifty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, November 6, 1947—January 11, 1948 (catalogue...

Art Institute of Chicago, Abstract and Surrealist American Art: Fifty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, November 6, 1947—January 11, 1948 (catalogue). See P56.

Sweet, Frederick A., and Katherine Kuh. Abstract and Surrealist American Art: Fifty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture. Foreword by Daniel Catton Rich. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1947.

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2nd Annual Exhibition of Painting, November 19, 1947—January 4, 1948 (catalogue). Unidentified: Composition....

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2nd Annual Exhibition of Painting, November 19, 1947—January 4, 1948 (catalogue). Unidentified: Composition.

2nd Annual Exhibition of Painting. Foreword by Thomas Carr Howe Jr.; introduction by Jermayne MacAgy. San Francisco: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1947.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, December 6, 1947—January 25, 1948 (catalogue). See P65.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, December 6, 1947—January 25, 1948 (catalogue). See P65.

1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1947.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Water Colors, December 15-[31], 1947. Works unknown. Reviewed in Louchheim 1947.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Water Colors, December 15-[31], 1947. Works unknown. Reviewed in Louchheim 1947.

1948

Solo Exhibitions

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York

Paintings and Collages by Motherwell, May 10-29, 1948

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Paintings and Collages by Motherwell, May 10-29, 1948 (catalogue). See P64-P69, P76(?), P77, P80-P84, C45, C48-C50. Unidentified: 9. In Ochre and White; 15. Grey Woman; 17. In Brown and White; 20. Woolworth’s Worst. Reviewed in Artnews 1948, Greenberg 1948,...

Paintings and Collages by Motherwell. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1948.

Group Exhibitions

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1948 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, January 31—March 21, 1948 (catalogue)....

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1948 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, January 31—March 21, 1948 (catalogue). Unidentified: 123. Nude.

1948 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1948.

Abstract and Surrealist American Ar (organized by the Art Institute of Chicago; circulated by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, D.C.), Kalamazoo Art Center, Mich., February...

Abstract and Surrealist American Ar (organized by the Art Institute of Chicago; circulated by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, D.C.), Kalamazoo Art Center, Mich., February 1—22, 1948; J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky., March 7—28, 1948; Cincinnati Modern Art Society,...

Abstract and Surrealist American Art. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.: Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, 1948.

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, Exposicion Panamericana de Pintura Moderna, February 15—March 1, 1948 (catalogue). See C19.

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, Exposicion Panamericana de Pintura Moderna, February 15—March 1, 1948 (catalogue). See C19.

Sicre, José Gómez, ed. Exposicion Panamericana de Pintura Moderna (text in Spanish). Caracas, Venezuela: Museo de Bellas Artes, 1948.

Columbia University Bookstore, New York, [group exhibition], March 1948. Works unknown.

Columbia University Bookstore, New York, [group exhibition], March 1948. Works unknown.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Third Anniversary, March 20—April 17, 1948 (catalogue). See P67. Reviewed in Hunter 1948a.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Third Anniversary, March 20—April 17, 1948 (catalogue). See P67. Reviewed in Hunter 1948a.

Third Anniversary. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1948.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 117 Oil and Water Color Originals by Leading American Artists, May 21—June 18, 1948; exhibition and sale of works from the collection of...

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 117 Oil and Water Color Originals by Leading American Artists, May 21—June 18, 1948; exhibition and sale of works from the collection of the War Assets Administration (catalogue). Drawings only.

Catalog of 117 Oil and Water Color Originals by Leading American Artists. New York: War Assets Administration, 1948.

Palazzo Centrale, Venice, XXIV Biennale di Venezia: La Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, May 29—September 30, 1948; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, February 19—March 10, 1949;...

Palazzo Centrale, Venice, XXIV Biennale di Venezia: La Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, May 29—September 30, 1948; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, February 19—March 10, 1949; Palazzo Reale, Milan, June—July 1949 [venue catalogues]. See C8.

Argan, G. C., “La Collezione Peggy Guggenheim.” In XXIV Biennale di Venezia (text in Italian). Venice: Edizioni Serenissima, 1948.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Fourth Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art, June—July 1948 (catalogue). See P45.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Fourth Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art, June—July 1948 (catalogue). See P45.

Fourth Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Foreword by Lester D. Longman. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1948.

Des Moines Art Center, Inaugural Exhibition of European and American Painting, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, and Ceramics, June 2—September 1, 1948 (catalogue). See P19.

Des Moines Art Center, Inaugural Exhibition of European and American Painting, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, and Ceramics, June 2—September 1, 1948 (catalogue). See P19.

Inaugural Exhibition of European and American Painting, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, and Ceramics. Des Moines: Des Moines Art Center, 1948.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Collage, September 21—December 5, 1948. See C7.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Collage, September 21—December 5, 1948. See C7.

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 3rd Annual Exhibition of Painting, December 1, 1948—January 16, 1949 (catalogue). See C41.

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 3rd Annual Exhibition of Painting, December 1, 1948—January 16, 1949 (catalogue). See C41.

3rd Annual Exhibition of Painting. Foreword by Thomas Carr Howe Jr.; introduction by Jermayne MacAgy. San Francisco: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1948.

Jewish Museum, New York, American Artists for Israel, December 21, 1948—January 30, 1949 (catalogue). See P46. Reviewed in Devree 1948.

Jewish Museum, New York, American Artists for Israel, December 21, 1948—January 30, 1949 (catalogue). See P46. Reviewed in Devree 1948.

American Artists for Israel. Foreword by Elias Newman. New York: Jewish Museum, 1948.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, American Paintings from the Museum Collection, December 22, 1948—March 20, 1949 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See C7. Reviewed in...

Museum of Modern Art, New York, American Paintings from the Museum Collection, December 22, 1948—March 20, 1949 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See C7. Reviewed in Devree 1948.

1949

Solo Exhibitions

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York

Robert Motherwell Collages, 1943-49, October 4-22, 1949

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Robert Motherwell Collages, 1943-49, October 4-22, 1949 (catalogue). See C1, C15, C19, C20, C41, C42, C44, C46, C48, C49, C52, C53. Reviewed in Devree 1949, G. 1949, and S[harp] 1949.

Robert Motherwell Collages, 1943-49 (includes artist’s statements). Introduction by Marianne Moore. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1949.

Group Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Architecture Building, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Urbana, Ill., University of Illinois Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, February 27—April 3, 1949 (catalogue...

Architecture Building, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Urbana, Ill., University of Illinois Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, February 27—April 3, 1949 (catalogue). See P81.

Weller, Allen Stuart. University of Illinois Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. Introduction by Rexford Newcomb. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1949.

Modern Art: Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings; And a Group of Contemporary Manuscripts, previewed at Laurel Gallery, New York, March 1—10, 1949; exhibition and sale of works at the...

Modern Art: Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings; And a Group of Contemporary Manuscripts, previewed at Laurel Gallery, New York, March 1—10, 1949; exhibition and sale of works at the Kende Galleries, New York, March 12—18, 1949 (sale to benefit the International Rescue, Inc.; auction...

Modern Art: Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings; And a Group of Contemporary Manuscripts. New York: Laurel Gallery, in association with the Kende Galleries, 1949.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, April 2—May 8, 1949 (catalogue). See C53.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, April 2—May 8, 1949 (catalogue). See C53.

1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1949.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla., American Painting: 3 Centuries, April 3—24, 1949 (catalogue). Unidentified: Black and White.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla., American Painting: 3 Centuries, April 3—24, 1949 (catalogue). Unidentified: Black and White.

American Painting: 3 Centuries. Sarasota, Fla.: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1949.

Gallery 200, Provincetown, Mass., Forum 49, July 3—16, 1949. See W10. Reviewed in De Kooning 1949 and Provincetown Advocate 1949.

Gallery 200, Provincetown, Mass., Forum 49, July 3—16, 1949. See W10. Reviewed in De Kooning 1949 and Provincetown Advocate 1949.

American Paintings from the Modern Collection (circulated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York), September 1949—June 1952 (venues and dates unknown). See C7.

American Paintings from the Modern Collection (circulated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York), September 1949—June 1952 (venues and dates unknown). See C7.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, The Intrasubjectives, September 14—October 3, 1949 (catalogue). See P87. Reviewed in Preston 1949 and De Ezcurra ca. 1949.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, The Intrasubjectives, September 14—October 3, 1949 (catalogue). See P87. Reviewed in Preston 1949 and De Ezcurra ca. 1949.

The Intrasubjectives. Introduction by Harold Rosenberg and Samuel M. Kootz. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1949.

Art Center School Galleries, Los Angeles, [group exhibition], October 24—November 4, 1949. See P53. Reviewed in Millier 1949.

Art Center School Galleries, Los Angeles, [group exhibition], October 24—November 4, 1949. See P53. Reviewed in Millier 1949.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, The Birds & the Beasts, October 25—November 12, 1949. Unidentified: Bird. Reviewed in R[eed] 1949.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, The Birds & the Beasts, October 25—November 12, 1949. Unidentified: Bird. Reviewed in R[eed] 1949.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions, October 25, 1949—January 22, 1950 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See P82. Reviewed in Burrows 1949.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions, October 25, 1949—January 22, 1950 (permanent collection exhibition; checklist). See P82. Reviewed in Burrows 1949.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, December 16, 1949—February 5, 1950 (catalogue). See P88.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, December 16, 1949—February 5, 1950 (catalogue). See P88.

1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1949.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Extremes in Scale, December 27, 1949—[first week of January 1950]. Works unknown Reviewed in Preston 1950d.

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, Extremes in Scale, December 27, 1949—[first week of January 1950]. Works unknown Reviewed in Preston 1950d.