One of the central figures in American art’s shift towards abstraction in the middle of the 20th-century, Arshile Gorky’s style encompassed elements of cubism, surrealism, and eventually abstraction. His influence began directly with his contemporaries and has extended through future generations of painters.

Accompanying the first major retrospective of Gorky’s work in 30 years, this book traces the evolution of his visual style. Almost 200 works in mediums from sculpture, painting and print are presented. Pairing well known works with studies and related pieces, new light is shed on his artistic process.

The book is edited by Michael R. Taylor, The Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective is now available from Yale University Press.

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