Arshile gorky turkey (armenia) | 1904 - united states of america 1948 the paintings of arshile gorky: arshile gorky, his life and work, new york: farrar,. Cosima spender's documentary without gorky remnants of khorkom near lake van in eastern turkey where gorky was born struggling artist family life was. An immigrant from a small armenian village in eastern turkey, arshile gorky (c 1900-1948) made his way to the us to become a painter in 1920 having grown up haunted by memories of his alternately idyllic and terrifying childhood--his family fled the turks' genocide of armenians in 1915--he changed his name and created a new identity for himself in america.
He painter arshile gorky was a mystery wrapped in an enigma at the time of his suicide, in 1948, neither his wife nor most of his friends knew his real name (vostanig adoian. Arshile gorky is a geiger counter of so said willem de kooning, his closest friend in the from the start of his life s work in the he sought to assimilate the history of modern painting arshile gorky. Arshile gorky's impatience auctioned for record $6mln in an armenian province on the eastern border of ottoman turkey the armenian genocide drove gorky's family and thousands of others out. An immigrant from a small armenian village in eastern turkey, arshile gorky (c 1900-1948) made his way to the us to become a painter in 1920 having grown up haunted by memories of his alternately idyllic and terrifying childhood—his family fled the turks' genocide of armenians in 1915—he changed his name and created a new identity for himself in america.
Seminal abstract artist arshile gorky (born vosdanig adoian, c1904-1948) is often considered the last of the great abstract surrealist painters and the first abstract expressionist born in an armenian village on the eastern border of ottoman turkey, gorky was a first-hand witness to the turkish government's armenian genocide of 1915. Arshile gorky was born in poverty as vosdanig adoian around 1903 in the armenian town of khorkom, near van city in ottoman turkey, during a period of cruel turkish persecution of the armenians that eventually ended in the horrible slaughter of the armenian people that shocked the civilized world. Arriving in america in 1920, adoian invented the pseudonym arshile gorky-- and born in turkey around 1900, vosdanik adoian escaped the massacres of armenians in 1915 only to watch his mother die of starvation and his family scatter in their flight from the turks. Get this from a library from a high place : a life of arshile gorky [matthew spender] -- arshile gorky, one of the most intriguing figures in modern art, was at the center of the new york art world in the twenties, thirties, and forties.
Gorky's life chronology on the eastern border of ottoman turkey in his foreword to the 1962 exhibition catalogue arshile gorky: paintings,. He is the author of from a high place: a life of arshile gorky (1999), a biography of his father-in-law, the artist arshile gorky, and a house in st john's wood (2015), about his father, the poet stephen spender. Exhibition, publication and ownership histories exhibition history new york, whitney museum of american art, arshile gorky: memorial exhibition, january 5-february 18, 1951, cat 51, as the plow and the song.
Arshile gorky - oil on canvas - 186 x 249 cm - 1944 - (albright-knox art gallery (buffalo, united states)) this painting contains many veiled references to gorky's life and history, while it simultaneously creates visual puns and double meanings that function on many levels. Biography childhood it is not exactly known when arshile gorky was born 1904 is widely accepted as the year of his birth, but the precise date remains a mystery because the artist adopted the habit of changing his birthday, year after year, while residing in new york. Gorky was born as vosdanig adoian (vostanik adoyan) on or before 1904 [his gravestone states, 1905-1948], in the village of khorkom on lake van (currently, eastern turkey) to an armenian farmer.
Gorky's life 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. Arshile gorky: arshile gorky, american painter who was the direct (born april 15, 1904, khorkom, van, turkish armenia [now in turkey] biography of arshile gorky. Artist: arshile gorky born in khorkom, on the shores of lake van in eastern turkey, he had a childhood dominated by nature, folklore and religion, marred only by the departure of his father.
All quotes from arshile gorky are taken from arshile gorky, goats on the roof: a life in letters and documents, edited by matthew spender (ridinghouse, 2009) the texts associated with the exhibition are careful to qualify the emotive term 'genocide' in relation to the tumultuous experiences of arshile gorky's early life. Online shopping from a great selection at books store search results 17-32 of 111 results for books: arshile gorky. From a high place a life of arshile gorky by matthew spender illustrated 417 pp new york: alfred a knopf $35 the painter arshile gorky was a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Paintings of armenian artist, survivor of the holocaust of armenians in turkey (1915-23), arshile gorky, born vostanik manoog adoyan music peter gabriel: pa.