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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…