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Arshile Gorky:  A kindred spirit, just not Jewish

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/summer_sneaks/article/arshile_gorky_a_kindred_spirit_just_not_jewish_20100601

Not long ago, someone brought up the painter Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) and I realized I’d always assumed he was Jewish. I was wrong; he was an Armenian Christian. But my mistake piqued my curiosity: Why did I think so? What element of his life and work spoke to me so deeply that I felt such a kinship?

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