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Artist Details


Arshile Gorky was born in 1904 in Van Vilayet. He attended the Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, New School of Design, and Grand Central School of Art. He has been the subject of various solo exhibitions, including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1962); Centro de Arte Moderna Jose de Azeredo Pedrigao, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (1996); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2003); and Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (2007). Gorky has participated in many group exhibitions, including Large Scale Paintings II, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (1956); Defining the Edge: Early American Abstraction-Selections, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (1998); Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2000); Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (2003); and 1945-1949: Repartir a zero, comme si la peinture n'avait jamais existe, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France (2009). Gorky died in 1948 in Sherman, CT.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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