Portrait of a Young Man

1924-1942 (c. 1927?)

Arshile Gorky, American, b. Khorkom, Armenia, 1904–1948

Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 × 16 1/8 in. (51 × 40.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2128

Provenance:
The artist, New York, to 1942
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1942-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa. "Some American Paintings from the Collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 10-31 January 1957, no. 18. Tour: MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 20-31 March; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 12 April-26 May; STRATFORD ARENA, Ontario, 1 July-31 August; WINNIPEG ART GALLERY, Manitoba, 6 October-3 November.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 429, ill. p. 307; p. 697.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Arshile Gorky: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection," 4 October-25 November 1979, catalogue by Phyllis D. Rosenzweig, no. 1, colorpl. p. 10; pp. 16-17, ill.
ISRAEL MUSEUM, Jerusalem. "Arshile Gorky," 15 October-15 December 1987. Tour: LOUISIANA MUSEUM, Humblebaek, Denmark, 1 January-15 February 1988; KUNSTHALLE, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1 March-15 April; WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, London, 1 May-15 June.

Published References:
SCHWABACHER, ETHEL K. Arshile Gorky (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art/Macmillan, 1957), p. 28.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), fig. 429, p. 307; p. 697.
RAND, HARRY. Arshile Gorky: The Implications of Symbols (Montclair, New Jersey: Allanheld & Schram, 1980), fig. 2-4, pp. 17-19.
JORDAN, JIM M. and ROBERT GOLDWATER. The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue (New York and London: New York University Press, 1982), no. 195, p. 343.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)