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Child's Companions, a 1945 painting by Arshile Gorky

Streamed live on January 14, 2021, this discussion between Saskia Spender (President of The Arshile Gorky Foundation) and Ellen Roberts (Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art) was offered in conjunction with the special loan of a major painting by Arshile Gorky, Child’s Companions, 1945. The painting integrates the artist’s study of nature as well as modern art and Islamic calligraphy. Gorky’s painting is on loan  to the Norton Museum of Art through June 2020 from Art Bridges, a program conceived by arts patron Alice Walton. Since 2017, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that expand access to American art across the nation.


Child's Companion, a 1945 painting by Arshile Gorky.

Child's Companions, 1945, oil on canvas, 34 1/8 x 46 1/8 in. (86.7 x 117.2 cm). Art Bridges AB.2016.6.

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