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"Untitled," 1941, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 12¾ x 10⅛ in. (32.4 x 25.7 cm)
Late January-February 1941

Motherwell attends one of a series of lectures on Surrealism given by the British surrealist Gordon Onslow-Ford at the New School of Social Research. There he is introduced to the Chilean painter Matta, who will educate him on the Surrealist technique of automatism and have a significant influence on his art and thought during the next several years