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 Arshile Gorky  (1904 - 1948)

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About: Arshile Gorky
 

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut / Russian Federation      Known for: painting-abstract expressionism, surrealism, automatism

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QUICK FACTS AND KEYWORDS for Arshile Gorky
Birth/Death Lived/Active Often Known For
- 1904 (Khorkom Vari Haiyotz Dzor, Armenia)
- 1948 (Sherman, Connecticut)
New York/Connecticut / Russian Federation painting-abstract expressionism, surrealism, automatism
Methods
* Easel Painting
* Murals of Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic or Paint
* Palette Knife, Heavy Texture
* Printmaking, Graphic Arts

  
Media
* Cardboard
* Chalk
* Charcoal
* Colored Pencil
* Crayon
* Fresco
* Gouache
* Graphite, Pencil
* Ink
* Magic Marker, Sharpie, Felt-Tip Pen
* Mixed-Media, Multi-Media
* Oil Paint
* Pastel Painting
* Pen and Ink
* Watercolor/Watercolour

  
Styles
* Abstract Expressionism
* Abstract Figurative, Human Figure
* Abstraction, Abstract
* Cubism, Cubist
* Modernism, Modernist (Tradition Breaking)
* Surrealism, Surrealist

  
Subjects
* Animals, Mammals
* Botanics
* Figure, Figurative, Human Figure
* Floral Landscape, Wildflowers
* Floral Still Life, Floral Motifs, Flowers
* Landscape
* Non Objective Subject
* Portraits
* Still Life

  
Geography/Places Lived and/or Worked
* Russia

  
Schools
* Grand Central School (Academy) of Art, Teacher
* National Academy of Design School, Student
* Rhode Island School of Design, Student
* Rhode Island School of Design, Teacher

  
Chronology
* Early 20th Century Before 1950

  
Some Collections
* Richard Weisman Collection

  
Added Description
* Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops
* Botany Specialty
* Figure Specialty
* Mural Specialty
* Pastel Specialty
* PWA, WPA, Public Works Project Participant
* Wartime Camouflage Artist

  
Exhibition/Expo: Regional/National/International
* Venice Biennale

  
Exhibition of Museum
* Art Institute of Chicago
* Carnegie Institute, International
* Museum of Modern Art, New York
* Whitney Museum of American Art

  
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© 2001 Estate of Arshile Gorky / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  
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