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Arshile Gorky

AKA Vostanik Manoog Adoian

Born: 15-Apr-1904
Birthplace: Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: 21-Jul-1948
Location of death: Sherman, CT
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, North Cemetery, Sherman, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Abstract expressionist

Father: Sedrak Adoian
Mother: Shushan der Maderosian (d. 1919 starvation)
Sister: Akabe
Sister: Moorad
Sister: Vartoosh
Wife: Marny George (art student, m. 1935, div. 1935)
Wife: Agnes Magruder (m. 15-Sep-1941)
Daughter: Maro (b. 1943)

    University: Polytechnic Institute, Tblisi
    University: New School of Design, Boston
    Teacher: Grand Central School of Art, Manhattan (1926-31)

    Paralyzed 1948 (auto accident, lost use of arm)
    Armenian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Colon Cancer

Selected paintings:
Landscape in the Manner of CÚzanne (1927)
Nighttime, Enigma, Nostalgia (1930-34)
Garden in Sochi (1943)
Water of the Flowery Mill (1944)
How My Mother's Embroidered Apron Unfolds in My Life (1944)
Liver and the Cock's Comb (1944)
The Diary of a Seducer (1945)
The Plough and the Song (1947)
Agony (1947)

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