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Gorky, Arshile (Vosdanig Manoog Adoian) (1904?–48) Armenian-born American painter, 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

one of the leading figures of *Abstract Expressionism. During the First World War his father emigrated to the USA to avoid conscription into the Turkish army and his mother died a victim of Turkish persecution of the Armenians. Gorky managed to escape with his sister, and they found their way to America, settling first at Providence, Rhode Island. In his new country he adopted the pseudonym ... ...

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