Study of Armenian emigre and one of American's most poetic and powerful painters.
Born in Armenia, Arshile Gorky fled the Turkish persecution and arrived in America in 1920. One of America?s most poetic and powerful painters, Gorky?s influence on his contemporaries gave birth to the New York School of abstract expressionist painting.
In rare glimpses into his studio and through interviews with family and friends, this film recreates Gorky?s world, examines the progression of his painting to the later, deeply felt work, that suggests the beauty and anguish of his lost Armenian homeland.
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Hosted by actor Dustin Hoffman.
Other credits: Hosted by Dustin Hoffman Writer and Director: Charlotte Zwerin Producer: Courtney Sale Coproducer: Karen Lindsay Directory of Photography: Francis Kenny Editor: Carol Hayward Associate Producer: Ellen Weissbrod Music: Maurice Wright Made possible by grants from Atlantic Richfield Company and Manoogian Foundation. A Cort Production.