Arshile Gorky, ‘Study for Good Afternoon, Mrs. Lincoln’, Christie's
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Arshile Gorky

Study for Good Afternoon, Mrs. Lincoln

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Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

Study for Good Afternoon, Mrs. Lincoln

signed and dated 'a. Gorky …

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Signed and dated 'a. Gorky 44' (lower right)
Arshile Gorky
Armenian-American, 1904–1948
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Arshile Gorky was one of the last great Surrealist painters and a major influence on (and early figure in) Abstract Expressionism. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1920, he devoted himself to apprenticeships in the style of other artists before developing his own personal vision. Through his friendships with Surrealist André Breton and painter Roberto Matta, he was introduced to automatic drawing and biomorphic imagery. Gorky's innovative, explosive landscapes used an abstract vocabulary to convey memories of his Armenian childhood alongside direct observations of nature.

Arshile Gorky, ‘Study for Good Afternoon, Mrs. Lincoln’, Christie's
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Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

Study for Good Afternoon, Mrs. Lincoln

signed and dated 'a. Gorky 44' (lower right)

graphite and wax crayon on paper

20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm.)

Executed in 1944.

Signature
Signed and dated 'a. Gorky 44' (lower right)
Arshile Gorky
Armenian-American, 1904–1948
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Arshile Gorky was one of the last great Surrealist painters and a major influence on (and early figure in) Abstract Expressionism. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1920, he devoted himself to apprenticeships in the style of other artists before developing his own personal vision. Through his friendships with Surrealist André Breton and painter Roberto Matta, he was introduced to automatic drawing and biomorphic imagery. Gorky's innovative, explosive landscapes used an abstract vocabulary to convey memories of his Armenian childhood alongside direct observations of nature.

Arshile Gorky

Study for Good Afternoon, Mrs. Lincoln

Graphite and wax crayon on paper
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