image: Alexander Calder holiday card, 1929. http://s.si.edu/1MYqutK
The artist helped forge a new vision of painting that established Abstract Expressionism at the vanguard of post-war painting and transformed New York into the epicenter of the art world in the second half of the twentieth-century. Learn more at http://s.si.edu/1X2PCr6 #Motherwell100
image: Robert Motherwell writing, 1944 June / unidentified photographer. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972.
Image source: Motherwell painting in his studio on Fourteenth St. in New York, 1952. Photograph by Kay Bell Reynal. http://s.si.edu/1UPjbHf
This exhibition’s selection of photographs, letters, posters, catalogs and essays including early drafts, illuminates his influence on modern art in the twentieth-century. http://s.si.edu/1X2PCr6 #Motherwell100
Jay DeFeo's cat, Pooh, in her studio, between 1960 and 1965? / Jay DeFeo, photographer. Jay DeFeo papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The Archives of American Art is the world’s pre-eminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.
Our vast holdings—more than 16 million letters, diaries and scrapbooks of artists, dealers, and collectors; manuscripts of critics and scholars; business and financial records of museums, galleries, schools, and associations; photographs of art world figures and events; sketches and sketchbooks; rare printed material; film, audio and video recordings; and the largest collection of oral histories anywhere on the subject of art—are a vital resource to anyone interested in American culture over the past 200 years.