Archival Photographs

The Estate of Arshile Gorky maintains prints of the following archival photographs. Click on one of the detail images below to view the full version.  Once in full view, scroll over the image to gain access to the next image in the slideshow.  

If you would like to reproduce one of these photos, attention should be paid to the photographer credited in the caption area. The Estate currently licenses the rights to the photos taken by Agnes Magruder Gorky, Essie Magruder, and John H. Magruder II.  Please send a written request with a description of your project to the Arshile Gorky Foundation, PO Box 105, Chaska, MN 55318.  

The Estate does not hold the copyright to the images with an unknown photographer. We are not in the position to neither grant nor withhold permission to use these photos and are in no way responsible or liable for third party usage.

Setrag Adoian, Gorky's father, Providence, RI, 1910.  Unknown photographer. Gorky in Watertown, MA, c. early 1920s.  Unknown photographer. Gorky with palette, c. early 1920s.  Unknown photographer. Gorky painting at his sister Akabi's house on Dexter Avenue in Watertown, MA, c.1922.  Unknown photographer.  Gift of Gail Sarkissian. Gorky as a young romantic in a park, c.1924.  Unknown photographer. Gorky in 1926, the year he became an instructor at the Grand Central School of Art, New York.  Unknown photographer. Gorky painting at his Sullivan Street studio, New York, c.1927.  Unknown photographer. Gorky posing in his studio, c. 1929.  Unknown photographer. Gorky posing in his studio, c.1929.  Unknown photographer. Gorky, late 1920s.  Unknown photographer. Gorky, late 1920s.  Unknown photographer. Gorky, late 1920s.  Unknown photographer. Gorky in Watertown, MA, c. late 1920s.  Unknown photographer. Gorky with Vartoosh (left) and Sirun Mussikian (right), Watertown, MA, c. late 1920s.  Unknown photographer. Gorky in front of the Cubist float he designed and built (with the artist George McNeil) for a demonstration organized by the Artists’ Committee of Action, 27 October 1934.  Unknown photographer. Gorky’s Cubist float for the demonstration organized by the Artists’ Committee of Action (behind a placard for the Artist’s Union), 27 October 1934.  Unknown photographer, Art Front, January 1935. Gorky’s float in the march of 27 October 1934.  Unknown photographer, Art Front, January 1935. Gorky at work on <em>Activities on the Field</em>, his mural project for the Newark Airport, 1936.  New York Federal Art Project photo. Agnes Magruder (Mougouch), c.1939.  Photograph by Essie or John H. Magruder II. Gorky and “Mougouch” (Agnes Magruder Gorky) on the beach in Cape May, NJ, September 1942.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Crooked Run Farm (Lincoln, VA), the property owned by Mougouch’s parents, Admiral and Mrs. John H. Magruder II.  Photograph by Essie or John H. Magruder II. Gorky drawing in a field at Crooked Run Farm, summer 1944.  Photograph by Agnes Magruder Gorky. Gorky and Maro moving from Roxbury to Sherman, CT, September 1945.  Photograph by Agnes Magruder Gorky. Gorky with his daughter Natasha, 1946.  Photograph by Agnes Magruder Gorky. Gorky with Maro in Washington Square, New York, early 1946, shortly before his operation for cancer.  Photograph by Agnes Magruder Gorky. Gorky and Natasha, Castine, ME, summer 1947.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Gorky with his daughter Maro, talking to his mother-in-law, Essie Magruder, Crooked Run Farm, summer 1943.  Photograph by Agnes Magruder Gorky. Mougouch, Castine, ME, summer 1947.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Gorky with Maro, Natasha, and unknown child, Castine, ME, summer 1947.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Mougouch, Castine, ME, summer 1947.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Gorky with Maro and Natasha, Castine, ME, summer 1947.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Mougouch, Castine, ME, summer 1947.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Gorky with easel, Castine, ME, summer 1947.  Photograph by John H. Magruder II. Maria Martins, Marcel Duchamp, Mrs. Enrico Donati, Gorky, and Frederick Kiesler, 23 May 1948.  Unknown photographer.  Gift of Mrs. Enrico Donati.