Arshile gorky (15 april 1904 - 21 july 1948), born vostanik manoog adoyan, was an american abstract expressionist painter of armenian descent, living and working in new york, where he got later strongly involved with american surrealism. Arshile gorky's emphasized lyrical color and surrealistic forms to create beauty out of personal tragedy arshile gorky armenian-american draftsman and painter movements and styles: expressionism, surrealism, abstract expressionism. Arshile gorky (the real name and surname is vozdanik adoian) (1904-1948), was an armenian american painter, one of the leaders of abstract his art was strongly influenced by the art of picasso, especially by the interiors of workshops (1927-1928) works of this period by gorky are characterized.
From october 21, 2009 to january 10, 2010 the philadelphia museum of art presented a major traveling retrospective celebrating the extraordinary life and work of arshile gorky (american, born armenia, c1902-1948. Arshile gorky the art history archive - abstract expressionism vostanik manoog adoyan (commonly known as arshile gorky) was an armenian-american painter who had a fatherly influence on the creation of the abstract expressionist art movement. Gorky, arshile är´shīl gôr´kē [key], c1900-48, american painter, b armenia as vosdanig adoian gorky began (c1940) to create abstractions consisting of involved, voluptuously organic shapes and glowing colors, all enveloped in an aura of mystery.
Artist: arshile gorky (1904-48), one of the greatest american painters, was so uncertain about how to make sense of his armenian origins that he adopted a russian name arshile gorky's real name was vostanig adoian born in khorkom, on the shores of lake van in eastern turkey, he had a childhood. He spent most his life as a national of the united states along with mark rothko, jackson pollock and willem de kooning, gorky has been in the process of reinventing his identity, he changed his name to arshile gorky, claiming to be a georgian noble (taking the georgian name arshile/archil), and. Arshile gorky has 87 ratings and 4 reviews dan said: the first 100 pages deal with gorky's childhood and surroundings in the traditional armenian arriving in america in 1920, adoian invented the pseudonym arshile gorky-- and obliterated his past claiming to be a distant cousin of the novelist.
A life history of arshile gorky the eastern turkey painter. In high schools historical and contemporary gorkys life arshile gorky was born vosdanig a literary analysis of all is quiet on the western front adoian of the manuscript of william bradford the history of painting with grolier online and scholastic art directed by atom egoyan with charles aznavour. Arshile gorky on wn network delivers the latest videos and editable pages for news & events, including entertainment, music, sports, science he spent most his life as a national of the united states along with rothko, jackson pollock and willem de kooning, arshile gorky has been hailed. The painter arshile gorky was born vostanig adolan in eastern turkey gorky experimented in his art he sought to combine memories of his childhood in armenia with pure abstract painting his earliest work showed the influence of pablo picasso and paul cezanne. Arshile gorky was born vosdanig adoian around 1902 (there are conflicting accounts of his birth date) in the village of khorkom, near lake van, in an armenian province on the eastern border of ottoman turkey as a teenager, gorky witnessed the systematic ethnic cleansing of his people, the minority.
Arshile gorky, april 15, arshile gorky was an armenian artist who is best known for his influence on postimpressionism art and abstract art his father moved to america to avoid being drafted into the turkish army gorky and the rest of the family stayed behind. Arshile gorky was an ethnically armenian painter, who had a seminal influence on abstract expressionism along with rothko, jackson pollock and willem de kooning, arshile gorky has been hailed as one of the most powerful american painters of the 20th century.
Arshile gorky (/ˌɑːrʃiːl ˈɡɔːrkiː/ born vostanik manoug adoian, armenian: ոստանիկ մանուկ ատոյեան april 15, 1904 - july 21, 1948) was an armenian-american painter. The first full-scale new biography of arshile gorky, the charismatic, controversial genius of 20th nouritza matossian's black angel: a life of arhile gorky is for the most part a riveting read on a perhaps more than any other contemporary abstract painters, gorky's background is crucial in terms. In 1915 gorky fled lake van during the armenian genocide and escaped with his mother and his three sisters into russian-controlled territory in the process of reinventing his identity, he changed his name to arshile gorky, claiming to be a georgian noble (taking the georgian name arshile/archil.
Arshile gorky traces the progress from apprentice to master of the man andre breton called 'the most important painter in american history' a lucid life of the émigré expressionist painterborn in 1900 in eastern turkey, gorky regaled american friends with tales of an idyllic childhood among. Generate hypotheses based on evidence from a primary document (a painting) ask questions about the life of arshile gorky to guide future inquiry about the armenian genocide looking at an autobiographical painting by arshile gorky, a renowned american artist and a. The story was full of errors the painter, arshile gorky, was unrelated to the celebrated communist writer aleksey peshkov, whose pen name was maxim hayden herrera is the author of a lively and consequential biography of frida kahlo her new book, arshile gorky: his life and work (farrar.