Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky

From the Author of Frida, the Moving and Heroic Story of One of the Central Painters of the Twentieth Century

Born in Turkey around 1900, Vosdanik Adoian escaped the massacres of Armenians in 1915 only to watch his mother die of starvation and his family scatter in their flight from the Turks. Arriving in America in 1920, Adoian invented the pseudonym Arshile Gorky-and obliterated his past. Claiming to be a distant cousin of the novelist Maxim Gorky, he found work… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 03, 2005)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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