Paintings & Collages

Robert Motherwell
Paintings and Collages

A Catalogue Raisonné 1941 – 1991


In 2012 Yale University Press published Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941 – 1991. This monumental, three-volume catalogue raisonné documents 1,209 paintings on canvas and panel, 722 paintings on paper, and 889 collages, providing extensive information about each work. Exquisitely designed and produced, this catalogue will be the definitive reference on Robert Motherwell’s paintings and collages for years to come.


In the first volume, the authors present an overview of Motherwell’s career, and discuss key topics including the tension between figuration and abstraction in his work, his role as a spokesperson for modernism, and the critical reception of his work. This volume also contains a richly detailed, illustrated chronology of his life. The second volume contains the catalogue raisonné entries for Motherwell’s paintings on canvas and panel. The third volume contains the entries for his collages and paintings on paper. The catalogue raisonné is available through Yale University Press.


Updates & Addenda


Questionnaire for Owners of
works by Robert Motherwell


Missing Works