Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
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Catalogue Entry

P009
(Park Landscape)
c. 1926–27
Oil on canvas
22 x 18 1/8 in. (55.9 x 46 cm)
Front not inscribed
Reverse not seen
Private collection
Exhibitions
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Arshile Gorky 1904–1948: A Retrospective, April 24–July 19, 1981, no. 4, ill. in b/w, p. 65, as "Untitled (Landscape)." Traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, September 11–November 8, 1981; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 3, 1981–February 28, 1982.
Literature
Waldman, Diane. "Arshile Gorky: Poet in Paint." In Arshile Gorky 1904–1948: A Retrospective. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in collaboration with The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1981. Exhibition catalogue, discussed p. 21, as "Landscape."
Jordan, Jim M. "Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings." In The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue, by Jim M. Jordan and Robert Goldwater. New York and London: New York University Press, 1982, no. 9, ill. in b/w, pp. 134–35, as "Park Landscape."
Notes
The reverse is covered by a backing board; no documentation of the reverse of the original canvas has been made available.

Commentary

In an interview published in the September 15, 1926, edition of the New York Evening Post, Gorky praised modern art and named Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), Henri Matisse (1869–1954), and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) as "greater artists than the old masters."1 Of these, he continued, "Cézanne is the greatest artist, shall I say, that has lived."2 A number of Gorky's early paintings convey his intense study of Cézanne, including this landscape. 

1. "Fetish of Antique Stifles Art Here, Says Gorky Kin," New York Evening Post (September 15, 1926): 17.

2. Ibid.

After works by other artists: Cézanne

Related Work

Theme: Landscape