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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…

Jenssen, Olav Christopher (1954- ) – 1987-88 Five Daily Temperaments II (Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland)

Oil on canvas; 50.5 x 70.5 cm. Olav Christopher Jenssen (born in Sortland, Norway, in 1954) studied from 1976 to 1979 at the Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustrieskole in Oslo, and from 1980 to 1981 at the Statens Kunstakademie in Oslo. He continued his studies abroad, first in New York and then in Berlin until 1983.…