The artist has gone down in the history of Armenian art as the founder of landscape. He spent his childhood in Georgia, in the picturesque Alazan Valley, and then graduated from the St Petersburg Academy of Arts.
Bashindjagyan traveled widely in Armenia feeling deeply the beauty of his native land and devotedly praising its eternal symbols, Mount Ararat and Lake Sevan. He was the first Armenian artist to capture the unbreakable link between the biblical mountain and the life and spiritual world of his people.
The artist lived in Tiflis and held regular exhibitions of his works, infecting the developing Armenian bourgeoisie with a love of their homeland and a taste for art.
Bashindjagyan appreciated the peace and silence of nature. Both his landscapes and his literary works – tales and short stories – are dominated by a lyrical mood, opening up to the outsider the soul of an artist in love with nature.