Chronik

1905 – 1904
Born Vosdanig Manoog Adoian in Khorkom, Vari Haiyotz, Dzor, in the Armenian region of Turkey
1916 – 1918
Studied at the Polytechnic Institute, Tiflis
1921 – 1922
Studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1923 – 1924
Studied at the New School of Design, Boston, MA
1925
Studied at the Grand Central School of Art, New York, NY
1930
Adopted the name Arshile Gorky
1930
Became a naturlized United States citizen
1948
Was in a automobile accident that paralyzed his painting arm
1948
Died in Sherman, Connecticut, CT

Ausstellungen

2009
1945-1949: Repartir a zero, comme si la peinture n'avait jamais existe, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
2008
Peggy Guggenheim e la Nouva Pittura Americana, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
2008
Action Painting, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
2008
Die Hande der Kunst, MARTa Herford, Herford
2007
Arshile Gorky: Homage, Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris
2007
"Picasso and American Art," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2006
"Société Anonyme: Modernism in America," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2005
"Exil und Moderne," Kunsthalle St. Annen Lübeck, Lübeck
2005
"Surrealism USA," Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2005
"Dream On: Surrealism and Beyond from the Phoenix Art Museum Collection," Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2005
"Informalismo y Expresionismo abstracto en las colecciones Guggenheim," Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
2005
"Into The Unknown: Abstraction From The Collection," MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2005
"Out of Site: Selections from the Marsha S. Glazer Collection," Art Museum at U.C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
2005
"After Cézanne," MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; MOCA THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY, Los Angeles, CA
2004
"Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2004
"Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings," The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
2004
"Das MoMA in Berlin. Meisterwerke aus dem Museum of Modern Art, New York." Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
2003
"Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2003
"Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection," The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2003
"El Expresionismo Abstracto Americano en las Colecciones Españolas," Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia
2003
"The Heroic Century: The Museum of Modern Art Masterpieces, 200 Paintings & Sculptures," MFAH: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2003
"International Abstraction: Making Painting Real," Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2003
"Arshile Gorky," Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
2002
"Arshile Gorky," Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
2002
"Think Small: Little Treasures from the Permanent Collection," Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2002
"Arshile Gorky: Portraits," Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2002
"Surrealism: Desire Unbound," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2002
"The Tiger’s Eye: The Art of a Magazine," Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2001
"The Kindness of Friends: A Selection of Gifts of Drawings and Prints, 1919–2000" Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
2001
"Collecting the Vanguard: Art from 1900-1970," The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
2000
"Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection," The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1999
"De Durero a Rauschenberg: La quintaesencia del dibujo," Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
1999
"Linhas de Sombra," Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
1998
"Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, 1929-1942," Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1998
"The New York School," Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1998
"Defining the Edge: Early American Abstraction-Selections," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1998
"Hannah Höch, Mit Pinsel, Feder und Schere," Galerie Remmert und Barth, Duesseldorf
1996
Arshile Gorky, Centro de Arte Moderna Jose de Azeredo Pedrigao, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
1994
Arshile Gorky Late Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Arshile GOrky, Centro de Arte Moderna Jose de Azeredo Pedrigao, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
1990
Arshile Gorky, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1989
60 Meisterwerke aus der Solomon R. Gugenheim Foundation, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1983 – 1984
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1927-1944, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1964
documenta 3, Documenta, Kassel
1962
Arshile Gorky: 1904-1948, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1959
documenta 2, Documenta, Kassel
1958
The Disquieting Muse: Surrealism, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1956
Large Scale Paintings II, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1953
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY