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Max Ernst and Motherwell in Amagansett, N.Y., 1944
Summer 1944

Motherwell spends the summer in Amagansett, on Long Island. John Cage, Jean HŽélion, Stanley William Hayter, Jane Bowles, Anaï•s Nin, Max Ernst, and Dorothea Tanning are among those spending the summer nearby. Nin introduces Motherwell to the French architect Pierre Chareau, who becomes a close friend and will later design a house for Motherwell.

In August, Motherwell delivers the lecture ''The Place of the Spiritual in a World of Property'' at the Pontigny-en-AmŽérique Conference at Mount Holyoke College. The talk is published in the November issue of Dyn as ''The Modern Painter's World.''