Visual Arts: Through the Eyes of a Child American Immigrant Arshile Gorky Was Sidelined by Abstract Expressionis M. Time for a Reassessment?
Magarian, Baret, The Independent (London, England)
Arshile Gorky is one of the great enigmas of 20th century art. His influence has been vast and yet his name does not carry the weight of his contemporaries - Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Born in 1902, he was raised in a provincial farming community in Western Armenia, and emigrated to America in 1920, where he later flourished in New York's bohemian circle, evolving into a brilliantly dynamic painter.
He survived the Armenian genocide that took place between 1915 and 1920 when the Ottoman Turks murdered, tortured and uprooted two million Armenians, raping their lands and destroying their culture. In New York he kept his past a secret to stifle …
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Publication information: Article title: Visual Arts: Through the Eyes of a Child American Immigrant Arshile Gorky Was Sidelined by Abstract Expressionis M. Time for a Reassessment?. Contributors: Magarian, Baret - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 22, 1998. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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