Arshile Gorky at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

An exhibit, “’I must tell you what I saw:’ Objects of witness and resistance” is now on at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.


The other piece is an expressionist painting by perhaps the most famous Armenian artist in history, Arshile Gorky. The thin lines and splashes of color characterize “Good Hope Road” (1945), an abstract landscape of the real Good Hope Rd. in Roxbury, Connecticut. It shows a tentative happiness, one that faded later in Gorky’s life as he eventually killed himself in Sherman, Connecticut. 

GOrky is one of the featured artists in the book, Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques.