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Ritman, Louis (1889-1963) – 1913c. Early Morning Sunshine (Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA)

Oil on canvas; 36 3/8 x 29 1/8 in. Louis Ritman is best known for his vividly patterned pictures of women he painted in Giverny, France, as a member of the so-called third generation of American painters using the divided brushstrokes and bright color of decorative impressionism. Born into a family of Jewish weavers in…

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…

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…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1944 Water of the Flowery Mill (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 107.3 x 123.8 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…

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…