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Gorky, Arshile (ca. 1902–1948) By Wallis, Jonathan

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1405-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 21 June 2024, from


Arshile Gorky was an Armenian American artist whose work and knowledge of European avant-garde art contributed to the development of Abstract Expressionism. Born Vosdanig Adoian in Khorkom, Armenia, Gorky immigrated to the United States in 1920, changed his name and established himself as a self-taught painter in New York City.

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Wallis, Jonathan. Gorky, Arshile (ca. 1902–1948). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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