“It would be a sad thing for an artist if he knew how to paint…An artist paints because…”

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“It would be a sad thing for an artist if he knew how to paint. – so sad. An artist paints because it is a challenge to him – it is like trying to twist the devil. If you overcome it, there is no sport left.”

– Arshile Gorky, Armenian, painter


AG_VirginiaLandscape Virginia Landscape – Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American, painter

Excerpted film including Arshile Gorky:

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