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Arshile Gorky

1904 - 1948

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Arshile Gorky ( AR-sheel GOR-kee; born Vostanik Manoug Adoian, Armenian: Ոստանիկ Մանուկ Ատոյեան; April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948) was an Armenian-American painter who had a seminal influence on Abstract Expressionism. He spent the last years of his life as a national of the United States. Along with Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Gorky has been hailed as one of the most powerful American painters of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arshile Gorky has received more than 583,828 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Arshile Gorky is the 468th most popular painter (down from 393rd in 2019), the 458th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 392nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Painter.

Arshile Gorky was an Armenian-American painter. He is most famous for his abstract expressionist paintings.

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Among painters, Arshile Gorky ranks 468 out of 1,421Before him are Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Jan van Scorel, Frederic Edwin Church, Hans Burgkmair, André Charles Boulle, and Grant Wood. After him are Bruce Nauman, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Pietro Longhi, Cy Twombly, Andrea Solari, and Zinaida Serebriakova.

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Among people born in 1904, Arshile Gorky ranks 61Before him are Peter Lorre, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Leopold Trepper, George Stevens, Charles J. Pedersen, and Elyesa Bazna. After him are Ralph Bellamy, František Plánička, Luigi Dallapiccola, Arnold Gehlen, Count Basie, and Isamu Noguchi. Among people deceased in 1948, Arshile Gorky ranks 45Before him are Kantarō Suzuki, Dieter Wisliceny, Otto Rasch, Rudolf Brandt, Pompeu Fabra, and Kenji Doihara. After him are Edgar de Wahl, Feng Yuxiang, Prince Adalbert of Prussia, Unity Mitford, Hans Aumeier, and Kōki Hirota.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Arshile Gorky ranks 458 out of 1,301Before him are Leo I, King of Armenia (1150), Theodore of Mopsuestia (350), Eutyches (380), Türkan Şoray (1945), Maathorneferure (-1250), and Binali Yıldırım (1955). After him are Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Mizizios (622), Theophanes the Greek (1340), Melito of Sardis (140), Andriscus (-185), and Themistius (317).

Among PAINTERS In Turkey

Among painters born in Turkey, Arshile Gorky ranks 3Before him are Apelles (-370) and Parrhasius (-500). After him are Theophanes the Greek (1340), Osman Hamdi Bey (1842), Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901), Echion (-350), and Iaia (-100).