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List Of Armenian Painters
This is a list of notable painters of Armenian descent.Contents: Top 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZA[edit] Ariel Agemian (1904-1963) Stepan Aghajanian
Stepan Aghajanian
(1863-1940)
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Armenians
Armenians
Armenians
(Armenian: հայեր, hayer [hɑˈjɛɾ]) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands. Armenians
Armenians
constitute the main population of Armenia
Armenia
and the de facto independent Artsakh. There is a wide-ranging diaspora of around 5 million people of full or partial Armenian ancestry living outside modern Armenia. The largest Armenian populations today exist in Russia, the United States, France, Georgia, Iran, Germany, Ukraine, Lebanon, Brazil and Syria. With the exceptions of Iran
Iran
and the former Soviet states, the present-day Armenian diaspora
Armenian diaspora
was formed mainly as a result of the Armenian Genocide.[25] Most Armenians
Armenians
adhere to the Armenian Apostolic Church, a non-Chalcedonian church, which is also the world's oldest national church
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Emil Kazaz
Terlemezian Art College, 1972 University of Fine Arts and Theatre, 1978Known for Sculpting, painting, drawingNotable workJudith (1995) Sacrifice of Abraham (1997)Emanuel Ghazazian (Armenian: Էմանուել Գազազյան), known as Emil Kazaz (Armenian: Էմիլ Գազազ; born January 14, 1953 in Gyumri, Armenia) is an American-Armenian figurative sculptor and painter.[1] He was awarded one of the 5 sculpture gold medals at the Florence Biennale in 2003.[2] The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
commented on Kazaz work at an art exhibition, "One of the most striking pieces in this sprawling show is Emil Kazaz's, Hang Horse,".[3] Kazaz currently resides in Los Angeles, USA. References[edit]^ "Artist Emil Kazaz Wants to Transform Yerevan and Gumri". Retrieved 9 May 2012.  ^ " Emil Kazaz Wins Medici Award in Italy"
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Regina Ghazaryan
Regina Tadevosi Ghazaryan (Armenian: Ռեգինա Թադևոսի Ղազարյան; April 17, 1915 in Yerevan – November 6, 1999 in Yerevan) was an Armenian painter and public figure. She is also known as Yeghishe Charent's friend and benefactor, who saved many of the poet's manuscripts during the regime of Stalin.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Awards 3 Works 4 Personal exhibitions 5 Books 6 Publications 7 References 8 External linksBiography[edit] Regina Ghazaryan was born in a family of an Armenian Genocide survivor from Van and a noble mother from Yerevan (Khorasanyans).[2] She met the poet Yeghishe Charents in 1930
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Arshile Gorky
Arshile Gorky
Arshile Gorky
(/ˌɑːrʃiːl ˈɡɔːrkiː/; born Vostanik Manoug Adoian, Armenian: Ոստանիկ Մանուկ Ատոյեան; April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948) was an Armenian-American painter, who had a seminal influence on Abstract Expressionism. He spent most his life as a national of the United States. Along with Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Gorky has been hailed as one of the most powerful American painters of the 20th century. As such, his works were often speculated to have been informed by the suffering and loss he experienced in the Armenian Genocide.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Legacy 5 In popular culture 6 Further reading 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit]Arshile Gorky's The Artist and His Mother (ca
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Marcos Grigorian
Marcos Grigorian (Armenian: Մարկոս Գրիգորեան; Persian: مارکو گريگوريان‎; December 5, 1925 – August 27, 2007) was a notable Iranian-Armenian artist and a pioneer of Iranian modern art.Contents1 Biography 2 Family 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Grigorian was born in Kropotkin, Russia, to an Armenian family from Kars
Kars
who had fled that city to escape massacres when it was captured by Turkey in 1920. In 1930 the family moved from Kropotkin to Iran, living first in Tabriz, and then in Tehran. After finishing pre-university education in Iran, in 1950 he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome.[1][better source needed] Graduating from there in 1954, he returned to Iran, opened the Galerie Esthétique, an important commercial gallery in Tehran. In 1958, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, he organized the first Tehran Biennial
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Sevada Grigoryan
Painter www.sevada.amSevada Grigoryan (Armenian: Սևադա Գրիգորյան; born September 13, 1959 in the village of Karashen in Goris), is an Armenian artist. He is known for his colorful and detailed paintings of figurative folk compositions.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Education2 Experience 3 Exhibitions 4 Collections 5 Style 6 Themes 7 Fashion 8 2014 – present 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Sevada was born in the southern village of Karashen in Goris, Armenia. Although in his early childhood, his family moved to the mountain resort town of Jermuk, Sevada still spent most of the summer vacations in the village with his grandparents. Education[edit] Sevada started drawing from his school years. He earned his degree in painting from Yerevan State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan. On his own initiative, he later attended painting courses at Riga State Academy of Fine Arts
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Hakob Hakobian (painter)
Hakob Hakobyan, also spelled Hagop Hagopian (Armenian: Հակոբ Հակոբյան; May 16, 1923 – March 9, 2013) was a modern Armenian painter.[1] Hagopian was awarded the honorary title of People's Artist of the Armenian SSR and won the State Prize of Armenia.Contents1 Biography 2 Famous works 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Hagopian was born in Egypt. He took on his early education at Melkonian Armenian school in Cyprus. He later attended the Institute of Fine Arts in Cairo and then was granted scholarship to attend Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris
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Minas Halaj
Minas Halaj (Armenian: Մինաս Հալաջյան; born November 5, 1981 in Yerevan), is an American–Armenian painter artist.Contents1 Biography 2 Exhibitions2.1 Solo Exhibitions 2.2 Group Exhibitions3 Gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Minas Halaj was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in the family of artist Samuel Halaj. 1992–1996 Minas Halaj studied at Hakob Kojoyan Art School, Yerevan, Armenia, 1996-1998- Terlemezian College of Fine Art, Yerevan, Armenia, 1998–2002 Yerevan's State Fine Arts Academy. And 2003–2006 SFAI, San Francisco, CA. Minas Halaj works in oil, mixed media and graphics. His graphic series, entitled Magnetic Flower is a mixture of many different styles, influences and elements
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Hovnatanian
The Hovnatanian
Hovnatanian
family (Armenian: Հովնաթանյաններ, Hovnat'anyanner) was a prominent Armenian family of painters. They include five generations from 17th to 19th centuries. Hovnatanians are originally from the village of Shorot, Yernjak district in Nakhichevan (now Şurud
Şurud
village in Julfa Rayon, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan). They were based on Nakhichevan, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Ejmiatsin, Saint Petersburg and Persia
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Eduard Isabekyan
Eduard Isabekyan (Armenian: Էդուարդ Իսաբեկյան; November 8, 1914 – August 17, 2007) was an Armenian painter, founder of thematic compositional genre in Armenia.Contents1 Biography 2 Career, Works 3 Exhibitions 4 Awards 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksBiography[edit]1927-1931 Attended "Geghard" college where he received his first professional education taught by practicing artists Sedrak Arakelyan, Vahram Gayfedjian (painting), Gohar Fermanyan (graphic). 1935-1941 Studied in the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia 1931-1935 Worked as the artist for the newspapers "Pioneer Kanch", "Avant-garde", "The Soviet Armenia", and produced the cover pages 1941 – Became a member of the Armenian Artists Union 1943 – Served in the army 1945- Started to teach in Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts 1954-1956- Artists Union- became the head of the painting department 1967-1987-Director of the National Gallery of Armenia
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Jean Jansem
Hovhannes "Jean" Semerdjian (Armenian: Հովհաննես "Ժանսեմ" Միրիջանի Սեմերջյան, 9 March 1920 – 27 August 2013), also known as Jean Jansem, was a French-Armenian painter.[1] Jansem's artworks are internationally known, and are part of museum collections throughout France, Japan and the United States. A Foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (2002). He was awarded by the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
in 1953 and by the Knight of the French Legion of Honour
French Legion of Honour
in 2003.[2] The President of Armenia
Armenia
awarded Jansem a Medal of Honor for his “reinforcement of Armenian-French cultural ties.”Contents1 Biography 2 Awards 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Hovhannes Semerdjian was born in 1920 in Bursa, Turkey. In 1922, his family fled to Greece
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Zareh Kalfayan
Zareh Kalfayan
Zareh Kalfayan
(Armenian: Զարեհ Գալֆաեան, 1887 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
- died 1939, in Paris, France) was an Ottoman painter of Armenian descent.[1][2] Life[edit] Zareh Kalfayan
Zareh Kalfayan
was born in Constantinople
Constantinople
to Armenian parents. He attended the local art school.[2] He began to teach art at the Getronagan
Getronagan
Armenian Lyceum. His paintings were first exhibited in Istanbul. His notable works include Evening at Dolmabahce, Misty Morning at Tophane, and Sunrise and Rumelihisari.[1] In 1922 Kalfayan went to Paris, where he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts. He later held several exhibitions. For a time he served as president of the Society of Freelance Armenian Painters. In later life he painted largely in the style of miniature. References[edit]^ a b Kurkman, Garo (2004)
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Gayane Khachaturian
Gayane Khachaturian
Gayane Khachaturian
(Armenian: Գայանե Խաչատրյան) (May 9, 1942 – May 1, 2009) was a Georgian-Armenian painter and graphic artist.Contents1 Biography 2 Exhibitions 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Gayane Khachaturian
Gayane Khachaturian
was born into an Armenian family in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, and studied art at the Nikoladze Art School. She became seriously involved in the art scene after graduating from the Secondary School of Working Youth in 1960. She met Sergei Parajanov
Sergei Parajanov
in 1967 at Elene Akhvlediani's house and they maintained a close friendship which lasted until his death
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Vruir Galstian
Vruir Galstian
Vruir Galstian
(Armenian: Վրույր Գալստյան, March 3, 1924 — July 10, 1996) was an Armenian painter.Vruir GalstianBorn Vruir Galstian (1924-03-03)3 March 1924 Yerevan, Armenian SSRDied 10 July 1996(1996-07-10) (aged 72) Yerevan, ArmeniaNationality ArmenianKnown for PainterContents1 Biography 2 Books 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Vruir Galstian
Vruir Galstian
was born in 1924, in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1958 he graduated from Panos Terlemezian
Panos Terlemezian
Art College, Yerevan. From 1959 to 1964 he studied at Yerevan
Yerevan
Fine Arts Institute. Since 1962 he participated in exhibitions both in Armenia, and abroad (Argentina, Portugal, France, Germany, the United States, as well as the countries of the former Soviet Union)
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Seiran Khatlamadjian
Seiran Khatlamadjian (Armenian: Սեյրան Խաթլամաջյան or Սէյրան Խաթլամաճեան; April 20, 1937 - September 14, 1994) was a prominent Armenian painter, graphic artist, and public figure. He is considered as one of the founding fathers of the Armenian abstract art movement.[7][8] Life[edit] Seiran Khatlamadjian born April 20, 1937 in the village of Chaltyr near Rostov-on-Don. His parents were dispossessed landowners.[9] Since childhood, Seiran was fascinated by drawing and at the age of 14 starts his study at children's art school in Rostov-on-Don. In 1953 he entered Mitrofan Grekov School of Art in Rostov-on-Don and graduated from the School in 1959 with honors
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