• Welcome to PaintingMania.com
  • Hello, New customer? Start here.
  • Arshile Gorky
    Apr 15, 1904 - Jul 21, 1948
  • Painting 1944 - Arshile Gorky's diverse body of work was crucial to the emergence of Abstract Expressionism. He adopted the biomorphic forms of the Surrealist painters, but further freed those forms through the process of painting itself by emphasizing more lyrical color and personal content.
Shop by Art Gallery
Painting 1944
  • Pin It
  • Share on Tumblr
  • Enlarge
  • Painting 1944

  • Arshile Gorky
  • Standard size
    We offer original aspect ratio sizes
  • Price
  • Qty
  • 20 X 20 in
  • $89.95
  • 24 X 24 in
  • $99.95
  • 30 X 30 in
  • $153.95
  • 40 X 40 in
  • $290.95
  • 48 X 48 in
  • $381.95
  • If listed sizes are not in proportion to the original, don't worry, just choose which size is similar to what you want, we can offer oil paintings in a suitable size, painted in proportion to the original.
  • If you would like the standard size, please let us know. Need a Custom Size?
  • line
  • 1944
    Oil on canvas
    167.01 cm (65.75 in.) x 178.44 cm (70.25 in.)
    Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy.

    Why settle for a paper print when you can add sophistication to your rooms with a high quality 100% hand-painted oil painting on canvas at wholesale price? Order this beautiful oil painting today! that's a great way to impress friends, neighbors and clients alike.

  • 100% hand-painted oil painting on artist grade canvas. No printing or digital imaging techniques are used.
  • Additional 2 inch blank border around the edge.
  • No middle people, directly ship to the world.
  • In stock items ship immediately, usually ships in 3 to 10 days.
  • You can order any painting in any size as your requests.
  • $12.95 shipping charge for small size (e.g., size <= 20 x 24 in).
  • The cheapest shipping rate from DHL, UPS, USPS, etc.
  • Canvas stretched on wood bars for free.
    - Need special frame for oil painting? Please contact us.
  • Send you a digital copy via email for your approval before shipping.
  • 45-day Satisfaction Guaranteed and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Prev Painting 1943-1947 Park Street Church, Boston Next
Would you like to publicly share your opinion of this painting?
Be the first to critique this painting.

Other paintings by Arshile Gorky:

Painting 1940-1942
Painting 1940-1942
Painting 1943-1947
Painting 1943-1947
Park Street Church, Boston
Park Street Church, Boston
Pears, Peaches, and Pitcher
Pears, Peaches, and Pitcher
Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky is recognized as a pioneer of the new abstract painting that developed in New York after World War II. Born Vosdanik Adoian in the village of Khorkom, Armenia, Gorky's idyllic childhood was cut short by the Turkish invasion of Armenia and its ensuing ethnic persecution. Gorky's father and other relatives had fled to America earlier; the boy lived with his mother and sister as refugees in Russian-occupied territory. In 1919 his mother died of starvation. A year later, at sixteen, Gorky emigrated to the United States. His was a huge journey, geographically and culturally, which would leave the artist with a permanent longing for the gardens, orchards, and wheat fields of his rural homeland.

From 1920 to 1924 Gorky lived in New England and between 1922 and 1924 attended the New School of Design in Boston. By 1926 he had moved to New York City, where over the next decade he taught painting, met other avant-garde artists, joined the Federal Arts Project, and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art.

In New York he studied modern European art, and his work of the 1930s shows the influence of such artists as Cézanne, Miro, Picasso, Braque, Léger, and others. By the early 1940s, through rediscovery of the American countryside and assimilation of surrealism, Gorky had found his own direction. For the next seven years, until his death at the age of forty-four, he painted highly original abstractions that combine memories of his Armenian childhood with surrealist fantasies in works characterized by billowing shapes and exotic colors.

As it defined his teenage years, tragedy shaped the end of Gorky's life. A fire in his Connecticut studio destroyed more than thirty of his works. After an operation for cancer and a debilitating car crash, he was abandoned by his wife and two children. On 21 July 1948 Gorky committed suicide.