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Palencia, Benjamin (1894-1980) – 1950 Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Oil on canvas; 60 x 73 cm. Spanish painter. based in madrid from 1909, he was self-taught and began by copying pictures by diego velázquez and el greco in the prado. he received support from the poet juan ramón jiménez and established links with such young poets and artists as federico garcía lorca, rafael alberti,…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1943-46 Apple Orchard (Private Collection)

Pastel on paper; 106.7 x 132.1 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…