Tag: 1930s

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1934-42 Head of a Woman (Private Collection)

Oil on canvas on panel; 50.8 x 40.6 cm. Arshile Gorky, original name Vosdanik Adoian (born April 15, 1904, Khorkom, Van, Turkish Armenia [now in Turkey]—died July 21, 1948, Sherman, Conn., U.S.), American painter, important as the direct link between the European Surrealist painters and the painters of the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Gorky’s early…

Konchalovsky, Pyotr (1876-1956) – 1937-38 Portrait of the Stage Director Vsevolod Meyerkhold (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia)

Pyotr Konchalovsky was a Russian painter, a member of Jack of Diamonds group. He was born in the village of Slavianka, Kharkov gubernia (currently Ukraine) on 21 February 1876. His father was an art publisher. In 1889, the Konchalovskys moved to Moscow and their house became a part of the Moscow art scene of 1890s.…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1936c. Portrait of Akabi (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC)

Oil on canvas; 30.5 x 22.8 cm. Arshile Gorky, original name Vosdanik Adoian (born April 15, 1904, Khorkom, Van, Turkish Armenia [now in Turkey]—died July 21, 1948, Sherman, Conn., U.S.), American painter, important as the direct link between the European Surrealist painters and the painters of the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Gorky’s early life was…

Derain, Andre (1880-1954) – 1934-39 Woman With a Hat (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC)

Oil on cradled wood panel; 56.1 x 47.3 cm. André Derain, (b. June 10, 1880, Chatou, France—d. September 8, 1954, Garches), French painter, sculptor, printmaker, and designer who was one of the principal Fauvists. Derain studied painting in Paris at the Académie Carriere from 1898 to 1899. He developed his early style in association with…

Saryan, Martiros (1880-1972) – 1933 Self-Portrait with a Mask (Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia)

Self-portrait with a Mask By Martiros Saryan (1880-1972). Armenia. 1933 Oil on canvas. 46 × 60 cm. Inv. No. 1665 III Acquired in 1937 from the artist. the museum of oriental art, moscow Martiros Saryan was an Armenian painter. He was born into an Armenian family in Nor Nakhijevan (now part of Rostov-on-Don, Russia). In…

Marcoussi, Louis (1883c.-1941) – 1939 Composition with the Face and the Shell (Private Collection)

Oil on canvas on panel; 35 x 44.5 cm. Louis Marcoussis, formerly Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus or Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus, (1878 or 1883,[1] Łódź – October 22, 1941, Cusset) was a painter and engraver of Polish origin who lived in Paris for much of his life and became a French citizen. After studying law…