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Vanadzor Branch of Armenian Union Artists

Vanadzor branch was founded in 1974. The general meeting of the branch elects its president, responsible secretary and exhibiting working group. Today the branch involves 50 members, 20 of whom are members of Artists Union. Many of them have had individual exhibitions, not only in our town but also in a number of countries abroad.

Komitas, 1935
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Eghishe Tadevosyan (1870-1936)

Tadevosyan (Tatevosyan, Tadevosian), a master of plein-air painting, had a fine perception of the rainbow play of the sun’s rays, of light and shade, atmospheric perspective and nature’s mood. He revealed himself as an Impressionist in hundreds of superb studies, all marked by his amazing, flickering brushwork. Feeling the need for a contemporary artistic language, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Ivan Aivazovsky
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Hovhannes (Ivan) Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

One of the greatest seascape painters of his time, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Aivazovski),originally Aivazian, conveyed the movement of the waves, the transparent water, the dialogue between sea and sky with with virtuoso skill and tangible verisimilitude. The artist also often turned to themes from Armenian and Russian history. Born in the Crimea (Russia), he graduated [...]

sergey parajanov
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Sergey Parajanov (1924-1990)

A film director of world renown, Paradjanov’s film “Fire Horses/The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” was received with great acclaim around the world. This was followed by other works, “The Color of Pomegranates,” “The Legend of the Suram Fortress,” “AshikKerib,” etc. His originality lies to a great extent in his painterly and theatrical approach to the [...]

leon tutunjian
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Leon Tutunjian (1904-1967)

Although interest toward Leon Tutunjian’s painting started growing in France since his death, his legacy has not been given full and fair assessment. Tutundjian was born in Amasia in Turkey. In 1915 he was sent to Greece with thousands of other orphans. In 1923 he left Greece for Paris, where only two years later had [...]