Arshile Gorky

(American, 1904–1948)

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Arshile Gorky

Untitled (two heads)

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1905 - 1904
Born Vosdanig Manoog Adoian in Khorkom, Vari Haiyotz, Dzor, in the Armenian region of Turkey
1916 - 1918
Studied at the Polytechnic Institute, Tiflis
1921 - 1922
Studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1923 - 1924
Studied at the New School of Design, Boston, MA
Studied at the Grand Central School of Art, New York, NY
Adopted the name Arshile Gorky
Became a naturlized United States citizen
Was in a automobile accident that paralyzed his painting arm
Died in Sherman, Connecticut, CT


1945-1949: Repartir a zero, comme si la peinture n'avait jamais existe, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
Peggy Guggenheim e la Nouva Pittura Americana, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Action Painting, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
Die Hande der Kunst, MARTa Herford, Herford
Arshile Gorky: Homage, Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris
"Picasso and American Art," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Société Anonyme: Modernism in America," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
"After Cézanne," MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; MOCA THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY, Los Angeles, CA
"Into The Unknown: Abstraction From The Collection," MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
"Informalismo y Expresionismo abstracto en las colecciones Guggenheim," Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao