The Artist and his Mother


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The Artist and his Mother
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Painting in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

This painting of Gorky with his mother was made from a photograph that Gorky kept. His mother died of starvation in 1919, shortly before Gorky and his sister became refugees in the United States. The family fled Turkish forces in Armenia after 1915.


This file appears in: 1902-1948: Arshile Gorky