The Resource Arshile Gorky : his life and work, Hayden Herrera

Arshile Gorky : his life and work, Hayden Herrera

Label
Arshile Gorky : his life and work
Title
Arshile Gorky
Title remainder
his life and work
Statement of responsibility
Hayden Herrera
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Arriving in America in 1920, Adoian invented the pseudonym Arshile Gorky - and obliterated his past. Claiming to be a distant cousin of the novelist Maxim Gorky, he found work as an art teacher in Boston, then New York, and undertook a program of rigorous study, schooling himself in the modern painters he most admired, especially Cezanne and Picasso." "By the 1940s, Gorky had developed a style that is seen as the link between European modernism and American abstract expressionism. His masterpieces influenced the great generations of American painters who came of age after World War II, even as Gorky faced a series of personal catastrophes: a studio fire that destroyed dozens of his paintings, a wasting battle with cancer, and a car accident that temporarily paralyzed his painting arm. Further demoralized by the dissolution of his seven-year marriage, Gorky hanged himself in 1948"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herrera, Hayden
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.G613
LC item number
H47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1904-1948
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gorky, Arshile
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gorky, Arshile
  • Gorky, Arshile
  • Gorky, Arshile
  • Gorky, Arshile
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Kunstschilders
  • United States
Label
Arshile Gorky : his life and work, Hayden Herrera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [715]-728) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charahan Surp Nishan -- Armenians in Ottoman Turkey -- Khorkom -- Boyhood -- The departure of Sedrak Adoian -- Akhtamar -- To Van -- The American mission at Van -- Massacres -- The siege of Van -- Our fatherland -- Flight into Russia -- Yerevan -- Famine -- Watertown and Providence -- The young master -- The early years in New York -- Apprentice to the masters -- Teaching -- The Artist and His Mother -- Portrait of Myself and My Imaginary Wife -- The cafeteria people -- Copy art and imitate nature -- Another cup of coffee, another piece of pie -- Fervent scrutinizer -- Exhibitions -- Marny George -- Corinne -- Lyrical man -- The Artists' Union and the American abstract artists -- The Newark Airport murals -- "Deeper and purer work" -- Armenian portraits -- The end of the decade -- A language for all to understand -- Mougouch -- Cohabitation -- San Francisco -- Marriage -- Garden in Sochi -- Comouflage -- Surrealists in exile -- Waterfall -- Virginia -- The Leaf of the Artichoke Is an Owl -- Cutting down the Raphaels -- November and December in New York -- Roxbury -- The eye-spring -- Fearfully linked with the sun -- Sherman -- Phoenix -- A tree cut down -- The sky miner's haul -- Third Virginia summer -- Gorky and the surrealists -- Castine -- The glass house -- Show at Julien Levy -- No more ploughs -- Peeled onion -- Darkness spreads over my soul -- Aftermath -- Fame
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 767 pages, [64] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374113230
Lccn
2002033881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50561924
  • (OCoLC)ocm50561924
Label
Arshile Gorky : his life and work, Hayden Herrera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [715]-728) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charahan Surp Nishan -- Armenians in Ottoman Turkey -- Khorkom -- Boyhood -- The departure of Sedrak Adoian -- Akhtamar -- To Van -- The American mission at Van -- Massacres -- The siege of Van -- Our fatherland -- Flight into Russia -- Yerevan -- Famine -- Watertown and Providence -- The young master -- The early years in New York -- Apprentice to the masters -- Teaching -- The Artist and His Mother -- Portrait of Myself and My Imaginary Wife -- The cafeteria people -- Copy art and imitate nature -- Another cup of coffee, another piece of pie -- Fervent scrutinizer -- Exhibitions -- Marny George -- Corinne -- Lyrical man -- The Artists' Union and the American abstract artists -- The Newark Airport murals -- "Deeper and purer work" -- Armenian portraits -- The end of the decade -- A language for all to understand -- Mougouch -- Cohabitation -- San Francisco -- Marriage -- Garden in Sochi -- Comouflage -- Surrealists in exile -- Waterfall -- Virginia -- The Leaf of the Artichoke Is an Owl -- Cutting down the Raphaels -- November and December in New York -- Roxbury -- The eye-spring -- Fearfully linked with the sun -- Sherman -- Phoenix -- A tree cut down -- The sky miner's haul -- Third Virginia summer -- Gorky and the surrealists -- Castine -- The glass house -- Show at Julien Levy -- No more ploughs -- Peeled onion -- Darkness spreads over my soul -- Aftermath -- Fame
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 767 pages, [64] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374113230
Lccn
2002033881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50561924
  • (OCoLC)ocm50561924

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