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On this day - April 15, 1904: Arshile Gorky was born in Khorgom, Armenia

April 15, 2020

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On this day - April 15, 1904: Arshile Gorky was born in Khorgom, Armenia

On this day in 1904, Vosdanig Manoug Adoyan (Arshile Gorky)was born in Khorgom, a bucolic village in the historic Armenian region of Van. 

On this day, in 1904, Vosdanig Manoug Adoyan was born in Khorgom, a bucolic village in the historic Armenian region of Van. Genocide, exile, and famine painted the backdrop to what would soon become one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. From farm boy to seminal abstract expressionist painter, Arshile Gorky (as he later came to be known) transcended borders, time, and space to achieve what few have ever done: immortality.

 
April is Armenian Genocide Awareness Month. Today, we find it fitting to honor a survivor, who continues to captivate us with his genius, over seven decades after his untimely passing. Through his art, his legacy lives on. Happy 116th birthday to the great Arshile Gorky! 
 

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