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Robert Motherwell wrote a lot about meaning in abstract art, the societal role of artists, and the historical importance of modernism, among other topics. Here is a sampling from the dozens of speeches, interviews, questionnaires, essays, and other writings by him dating from the 1940s to 1991. These materials come from handwritten manuscripts on drawing paper, typescripts, and published writings collected by the artist.
For links to more content and materials from the Robert Motherwell Archives, please visit our Research Resources page.