Arshil Gorky (Vostanik Adoyan) was born in the village of Khorgom in the Van province of the Armenian Gorge of Western Armenia. In 1915, as a result of the Genocide of Armenians, he left Van and, together with his mother and three sisters, moved to Etchmiadzin, and then to Yerevan. In 1924 he moved to New York, where he studied at the National Academy, then at the Central School of Art, where he taught drawing and painting for five years from 1926. In 1933 joined the Government Painters’ Assistance Program to create a mural at New York Airport. In 1939 he participated in the decorative works of the World Exhibition in New York. Arshil Gorky simultaneously belongs to surrealism and abstract expressionism, one of the founders of which is considered. He is considered one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. His paintings have been exhibited in all major galleries in the United States, as well as at the “Tate” Gallery in London. He died on July 21, 1948.