Tallith for Meyer Schapiro by Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991). A beautifully executed aquatint etching published in 1973. From the portfolio 'For Meyer Schapiro'. Signed and numbered 98/100 in pencil. 'Robert Motherwell Editions' blindstamp lower right. Published by Committee to Endow a Chair in Honor of Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University, New York; printed by Catherine Mosley. Reference: Engboerg & Banach 154.
Size: 41 1/2" h x 29 1/2" w (sheet); 35 1/2" h × 23 3/4" w (plate)
Condition: Very good color and impression. Minor handling creases. Spot of discoloration lowe right area of image. Framed.
Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991) was an American printmaker, editor, and painter. He is known for his contribution to the Color Field and Abstract Expressionist movements. He attended Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia University. At Columbia, he met Meyer Schapiro, who encouraged Motherwell to pursue painting at the New York School. Motherwell was one of the youngest to attend the school and met Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollack, and Mark Rothko.