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Arshile Gorky

 (1904 - 1948)
Arshile Gorky was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / Russian Federation.  Arshile Gorky is known for painting-abstract expressionism, surrealism, automatism.

Arshile Gorky

    GOR-kee  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

Review of Arshile Gorky Retrospective at the Philadelphia Art Museum, October 21, 2009-January 10, 2010.

This is an excellent exhibition which takes the viewer on a journey from Gorky's early years as an artist struggling to find his own identity and style to his later years of freedom and confidence in an art that was all his own.  Though it is large in scope, it is completely manageable in an hour to an hour and a half. Most people are familiar with Gorky as "a seminal figure in the movement toward abstraction that transformed American art after World War II," but they might not know about his personal and often tragic history.  He was born around 1902, and wi  ...  Displaying 750 of 16902 characters.

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About  Arshile Gorky

Born:  1904 - Khorkom Vari Haiyotz Dzor, Armenia
Died:   1948 - Sherman, Connecticut
Known for:  painting-abstract expressionism, surrealism, automatism