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A work made of wax crayons and colored crayon and graphite with scraping and incising, on ivory wove paper.
© 2018 The Arshile Gorky Foundation / The Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of wax crayons and colored crayon and graphite with scraping and incising, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1943

Artist:

Arshile Gorky
American, born Armenia, 1904-1948

About this artwork

In July 1943, Arshile Gorky vacationed in the foothills of the Appalachians, at the Virginia farm of his wife’s parents. There he devoted himself to drawing outdoors, developing a vocabulary of leaf, seed, and pod shapes from the lush mid-summer landscape. Drawn with obvious passion, this work, with its essentially joyous riot of color, provides little indication of the suffering and despair of Gorky’s last years, which eventually caused him to take his own life.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Arshile Gorky

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1943

Medium

Wax crayons and colored crayon and graphite with scraping and incising, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

578 × 736 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation, Peter B. Bensinger, Louis H. Silver, Joseph R. Shapiro, and the Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund

Reference Number

1963.571

Copyright

© 2018 The Arshile Gorky Foundation / The Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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