Kim Theriault Lectures on Arshile Gorky in Chicago

Dr. Theriault speaking about Gorky at AGBU Chicago. (photo courtesy AGBU Chicago)

On March 27, Professor Kim Servart Theriault spoke about “Arshile Gorky and the Development of Abstract Expressionism” at the AGBU Chicago center (7248 N. Harlem Ave, Chicago).

Assistant professor of art history, theory, and criticism at Dominican University in Illinois, Dr. Theriault addressed the importance of Arshile Gorky as an initiator of Abstract Expressionism, America’s first internationally significant art movement. Her lecture focused on how the artist developed a painting style instigated by his status as an immigrant, Armenian Genocide survivor, and his cultural background. She focused on Gorky’s work “The Liver is the Cock’s Comb” (1944), which was recently featured in a US stamp series honoring Abstract Expressionism.


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