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Arshile Gorky

[Armenian-born American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1904-1948]

• Relationships: Gorky's students included Nan Greacen.
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Original works by Arshile Gorky available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Untitled, summer 1944

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Water of the Flowery Mill, 1944

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia, ca.1933-34

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteArshile Gorky at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK
Waterfall, 1943

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Study for "The Plough and the Song", drawing

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
The Plough and the Song

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Untitled Drawing, graphite and colored crayon, 1943

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Garden in Sochi, 1940-41

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Untitled (Study for The Liver is the Cock's Comb)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Composition, 1936-39

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Study for "Agony", 1946-47

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Seattle Art Museum

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
Mannikin, 1931

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Woman with Necklace (Studio version), 1936

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

University of Michigan Fine Art Slides
In the Garden

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
The Legacy Project
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Arshile Gorky  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist Dossier -- "Although his lyrical and often highly personal art is regarded as a bridge between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, Gorky is more than just a transitional figure"

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings

Brain-Juice - 20th Century Biographies

The Art Story

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on The Artist and His Mother, ca.1926

The London Evening Standard
"Arshile Gorky is mother's boy", 2010 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"Considering Gorky, It's His Portraits That Really Matter", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Arshile Gorky Oeuvre: Despite Hommages, Works Were Diary", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work", 2003 book review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Village Voice
"Art as Salvation", 2004 article by Jerry Saltz

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work

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From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky

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Arshile Gorky: The Implications of Symbols

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Black Angel: The Life of Arshile Gorky


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