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Spender, Matthew

Overview
Works: 59 works in 156 publications in 5 languages and 3,216 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Local history 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Illustrator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6537.G65, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Matthew Spender
From a high place : a life of Arshile Gorky by Matthew Spender( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arshile Gorky, one of the most intriguing figures in modern art, was at the center of the New York art world in the twenties, thirties, and forties. Yet he was never fully recognized as an important painter in his lifetime, and it was only after his death that his reputation soared. In this deeply felt and penetrating biography, Matthew Spender - himself a sculptor and the husband of Gorky's elder daughter - writes with sympathy and perception, and he gets to the heart of his elusive subject."--BOOK JACKET. "Born in Khorkom, a small Armenian village in eastern Turkey, Arshile Gorky grew up haunted by memories of his alternately idyllic and terrifying childhood: the scars of the 1896 Turkish massacres of his people; then the mass slaughter of 1915 from which his own family fled; the desertion of his father; the dominance of his headstrong and loving mother, who died of starvation after they found shelter in the Caucasus."--BOOK JACKET. "Making his way to the United States, the young Gorky determined against all odds to become a painter. He buried his past by assuming a new name and identity, and brazened his way into the art world. At once charming and peremptory, seemingly an extrovert but secretive at heart, he could both dazzle and alienate his art students (Rothko was one of his earliest), his fellow painters, and his young loves, as well his potential dealers and patrons. His last years, dogged by tragedy and illness, threatened even the haven of his marriage and family, until finally, in 1948, he took his own life."--Jacket
Arshile Gorky : the breakthrough years by Dore Ashton( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Auping's valuable text provides an introduction to the life and art of Arshile Gorky as well as an insightful consideration of the grand psychological landscape The Liver is the Cock's Comb, 1944, a work pivotal to the development of Gorky's style. Dore Ashton writes a lucid account of this artist who tends to resist classification, contributing an art historical overview of Gorky's appreciation of such modern innovators of abstraction and Surrealism as Miro and Kandinsky. Matthew Spender provides biographical details of Gorky's early years, while a selection of Gorky's personal letters further sheds an intimate light on the artist and his achievements
Arshile Gorky and the genesis of abstraction : drawings from the early 1930s by Matthew Spender( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arshile Gorky : goats on the roof : a life in letters and documents by Arshile Gorky( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house in St John's Wood : in search of my parents by Matthew Spender( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A son's personal exploration of one of the most influential--and troubled--artistic couples of the twentieth century, Stephen Spender and Natasha Litvin"--
Within Tuscany by Matthew Spender( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De auteur, een beeldend kunstenaar, verhaalt over zijn leven in Toscane en wisselt dit af met anekdotes en beschouwingen over kunst en geschiedenis
Arshile Gorky : paintings and drawings 1929-1942 by Arshile Gorky( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arshile Gorky : works on paper by Arshile Gorky( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arshile Gorky : portraits by Arshile Gorky( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythology : Alexander Calder, Willem De Kooning, Max Ernst, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Frederick Kiesler, André Masson, Roberto Matta, Joan Miró, Barnett Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith : February 22-April 14, 2012( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A " ... a group exhibition exploring the influence of myths and archetypes on the origins of Abstract Expressionism"--Pace Gallery Website
Una storia armena : vita di Arshile Gorky by Matthew Spender( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arshile Gorky : works on paper = Arshile Gorky : opere su carta by Arshile Gorky( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon : inseguire i sensi( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il diario di Sintra : dicembre 1935 - agosto 1936( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zypressen im Weinberg ein Leben in der Toskana by Matthew Spender( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivere nel senese by Matthew Spender( )

2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Spender : uno scultore a Pontedera by Matthew Spender( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inseguire i sensi by Francis Bacon( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Spender : archeologia del presente by Matthew Spender( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Spender : le acconciature di Carrara( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From a high place : a life of Arshile Gorky
Alternative Names
Matthew Spender

Matthew Spender Brits beeldhouwer

Matthew Spender English sculptor and painter

Мэттью Спендер

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Arshile Gorky and the genesis of abstraction : drawings from the early 1930sArshile Gorky : goats on the roof : a life in letters and documents