International_University_of_Lori
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International University of Lori

Historical essay International University of Lori (formerly Vanadzor Branch of Ivanteev University) was founded in 1995. In the initial period there were 4 faculties: juridical foreign languages (the English language, translation/interpretation) economical biological Specialized laboratories, a library, computer service were available at the University. Teaching process was realized by highly qualified staff of professors and [...]

Don Quixote, 1951
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Yervand Kochar (1899-1979)

Kochar’s work is very varied, for he worked equally well in the spheres of sculpture, painting and graphic art. In the square by the train station in Yerevan, stands his superb monument to David of Sasun, a hero of the Armenian folk epic. Kochar was born in Tiflis and studied in Moscow, and then spent [...]

Monte Carlo, 1913
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GEORGY YAKOULOV (1884-1928)

A colorful and unique artistic personality, Yakulov was born in Tiflis (Tbilisi, Georgia). When he was ten years old his family moved to Moscow, where he studied at the school attached to the Lazarev Institute and then at an art college. Yakulov’s fame is linked above all with his theatrical designs. His sets and costumes [...]

Home-Museum of Stepan Zoryan
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Home-Museum of Stepan Zoryan

Writer, translator, academician (Academy of Sciences 1965), member of the union of writers of the former USSR since 1934. Was born in September 3, 1889, in Gharakilisa (now Vanadzor). In the period form 1896-1898 has studied in a private school. In 1904 has graduated from the local Russian school. In 1906 left for Tbilisi. For [...]

Archiological_museum
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Archaeological museum of Lori-Pambak

In 1936 the archaeological museum of Lori-Pambak with God’s bless celebrated its birthday making the first steps of the activity under the roof of St. Astvatsatsin Church of Vanadzor. Since 1930-ies Gharakilisa (in 1935 it was renamed Kirovakan, in 1992 – Vanadzor) had been turned into a great building ground. During the excavations residence places [...]

Portrait of Catholicos Nerses Ashtaraktsi, 1940-50
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Hagop Hovnatanian

Hagop Hovnatanian, known as “the Rafael of Tiflis,” was the great-great-grandson of Naghash Hovnatanian, the artist who painted the interior of the Holy Etchmiadzin cathedral at the end of the 17th century. The works of Hagop Hovnatanian are an amazing combination of both ancient and modern. He received no professional education, studying under his father. [...]

Mount Aragatz, 1911
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Gevork Bashinjaghian

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 [...]

The Acrobat
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EDGAR SHAHIN (1874-1947)

Shahin, one of the most famous French-Armenian artists, was born in Vienna and first studied art under A. Paoletti in the Armenian Murad Rafayelian School in Venice. He then continued his education at the Academie Julien in Paris. An acknowledged master of etching, Shahin received gold medals at major international exhibitions in Paris in 1900, [...]

Armenian Evangelical Church
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Armenian Evangelical Church

In 1846, 40 Armenians, 37 men and 3 women, founded Armenian Evangelical Church in Bera. The first Armenian Church founded in Northern America was Armenian Evangelical Church which was called Armenian Martirosats Church (1881). Members and pastors of all Armenian Evangelical churches of America were immigrants from Kilikia and Armenia who survived genocide and persecution. [...]

At the art museum in Vanadzor
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State Art Museum of Vanadzor

Vanadzor State Art Gallery was founded in 1974 as a branch of the Armenian State Art Gallery. With time, it expanded its activity and in 1979 ceased being a branch and became independent. The gallery possesses patterns of modern art, graphics, sculpture as well as applied art. Every month both local and republican painters represent [...]