Arshile Gorky (1904-48)

Portrait of Leonora Portnoff

 Arshile Gorkyin December 1936

Arshile Gorky (1904-48) was an Armenian-American painter, 
who had a seminal influence on Abstract Expressionism. As such, 
his works were often speculated to have been informed by the 
suffering and loss he experienced of the Armenian Genocide

'The Artist and his Mother', (ca. 1926-36),
The photo at the left sight is the only image from artist’s childhood taken 
at a studio in Van before 1912. The photograph was aimed to be sent to 
Gorky's absent father. Gorky worked at the painting at the right 
 sight for ten years, yet, leaving it 'unfinished'…

Portrait of Myself and my Imaginary Wife, 1933-34

Woman with Palette, ca. 1928