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Autumn 1971

Motherwell begins living in Greenwich full-time. He meets the German photographer Renate Ponsold, and they soon begin dating.

Motherwell writes the introduction to a new edition of The Journals of Eugène Delacroix, for Viking Press.

He accepts an appointment as a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College for the academic year 1971-72.

Ulfert Wilke, Director of the University of Iowa Art Museum, proposes a mural commission to Motherwell. Wilke visits in October and they agree that Motherwell will paint a new, large Elegy to the Spanish Republic painting.