535 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
Ron Gorchov at the opening of his exhibition at Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York City. Photo by Will Ragozzino.
535 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
Ron Gorchov with a sculptor Knox Martin (left) at the opening of Gorchov’s exhibition at Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York City. Photo by Will Ragozzino.
Ron Gorchov with his ‘Totem’ work on the background. Photo by Paul Warchol Photography.
Ron Gorchov with an artist Nathlie Provosty (right).
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
The Art Institute of Chicago which Ron Gorchov entered in 1944.
University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, United States
The University of Mississippi where Ron Gorchov studied from 1947 to 1948.
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States
The University of Illinois at Urbana where Ron Gorchov studied from 1950 to 1951.
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, United States
The Whitney Museum of American Art where Ron Gorchov took part at the group exhibition 'Young America 1960: Thirty American Painters Under Thirty-Six’ in 1960.
401 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202, United States
The Everson Museum of Art where Ron Gorchov presented a couple of his canvases in 1972.
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center where Ron Gorchov had shown his works in 1976 and 1979.
210 11th Ave Suite 801, New York, NY 10001, United States
The Fischbach Gallery where Ron Gorchov had a solo show in 1975.
Calle los Balcones, 11, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
The Atlantic Center of Modern Art (Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno) where Ron Gorchov has exhibited in 2011.
Ron Gorchov's work ‘Victory’ was purchased at Sotheby's auction in New York City for $118,750 in 2019.
Ron Gorchov began to attend the Saturday art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1944.
Later, he pursued his artistic training at the University of Mississippi where he entered in 1947. The young artist was unsatisfied with its art curriculum and in one year he left the institution.
Gorchov came back to Chicago and enrolled at the Roosevelt College & Art Institute (currently Roosevelt University College of Arts and Sciences). Later, in 1950, he became a student of the University of Illinois in Urbana where he had studied for one year.
Ron Gorchov began his artistic career in the late 1950s in New York City where he met such artists as Willem de Kooning, Al Held, Mark Rothko and John J. Graham. The two later became his close friends. In 1960, the artist took part in the group exhibition titled ‘Young America 1960: Thirty American Painters Under Thirty-Six’ at the Whitney Museum. The debut solo show came the same year, but this time at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery where he demonstrated his artworks three years later and in 1966 as well.
By the end of the decade, Gorchov obtained his acclaim along with the artists who adopted more simple and harmonious compositions instead of the rectangular canvases widespread at the time.
The beginning of the new decade was marked by the exposition held at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, United States in 1972 where Ron Gorchov presented a couple of his canvases. Four years later, Gorchov’s artwork called Set was presented at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City and later, in 1979, the public of the art space saw his ‘Entrance’. The next solo show of the artist took place at the Fischbach Gallery in 1975.
During the two following decades, the artist regularly exhibited in the United States and abroad, including the Susanne Hilberry Gallery (1977, 1985, 1994), the Jack Tilton Gallery (1990, 1992) and others.
In 2006, Gorchov returned to the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, this time with a personal exhibition called ‘Ron Gorchov: Double Trouble’. Two years later, he had a solo show at the Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York City. Among other solo shows of this period were the Atlantic Center of Modern Art in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain in 2011, the Cheim & Read gallery in New York City the following year and the Thomas Brambilla gallery in Bergamo, Italy three years later.
Nowadays, Ron Gorchov lives and works in Brooklyn, New York City, United States.
Chase Street Lounge
Trail of Samael
Allegory of Music
Quotations: "I fell in love with Matisse’s way of using very little paint. I liked the elegance of using thin paint. I wanted to be more like a sign painter, where it was objectively motivated. In other words, I wanted to know where the paint was going."
Quotes from others about the person
"Rather he simply states that the convex saddle is closer to how we perceive than the hardened rectangle. This is the given in his work, and he moves ahead from there, often with extraordinarily lyrical results." Robert C. Morgan, art critic
Ron Gorchov married Joy Gorchov Tomme in 1952. The family produced two children named Michael and Jolie.
Ron and Joy divorced in 1960.