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American (Khorkom, Armenia 1904 - 1948 Sherman, CT)
Untitled, 1944
Drawing
American
,
20th century
Graphite and colored wax crayons with stumping on off-white wove paper edged with lavender paper on left and right sides
actual: 50.7 x 66.2 cm (19 15/16 x 26 1/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
, 1977.176
Description
A strip of lavender paper has been added at the left and right edges, perhaps at the time of manufacture of the sheet-- seams are smooth. Pinholes at all corners.
Marks
signed: graphite, l.r.: A. Gorky / 44
gallery label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and handwritten: No. 3353
inscription: verso, graphite, lower right: 75--
inscription: verso, graphite, lower right: J. LEVY
inscription: verso, graphite, lower left: 7674
Provenance
Possibly Julian Levy, New York, New York. [Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York], sold to Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1957, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1977.
Bibliography
Eila Kokkinen, Drawings by Five Abstract Expressionist Painters, exh. cat., Hayden Gallery (Cambridge, MA, 1975), cat. 11

Deborah Wye, "Gorky Drawing Enters Fogg Collection", Fogg Art Museum Newsletter, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, April 1978), vol. 15, no. 3, p. 5, repr.

Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), pp. 6, 12, cat. 74

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 54, fig. 65, pp. 96, 133, 371, 377, 381

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from the Lois Orswell Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., Knoedler & and Co. Inc. (New York, 2003), cat. no. 5, repr. (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 218, ill.

Exhibition History
Drawings by Five Abstract Expressionist Painters, Hayden Gallery, Cambridge, 02/21/1975 - 03/26/1975, 11
New York School: From the First Generation, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/10/1975 - 01/06/1976
American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994, 74
Modern Art for Harvard: Prints and Drawings Acquired through the Generosity of Frederick B. and Virginia H. Deknatel, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/31/1995 - 08/06/1995
Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from the Lois Orswell Collection, Harvard University, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 11/14/2003 - 01/24/2004, 5
20th Century American Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/07/1976 - 05/19/1976
Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003
HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005