Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hovhannes Zardaryan (1918-1992)

Hovhannes Zardaryan was colourist Armenian painter, also a member of USSR Academy of Arts , Academician of the USSR Academy of Arts.

Hovhannes Zardaryan was born January 8, 1918, in Kars (now Turkey) in a family of craftsmen. During the Armenian genocide, the family takes refuge Zardaryan first in Armavir, Krasnodar and then finally settled in 1920 in Tiflis, where, at age 15, Hovhannes began his studies at the Georgian Academy of Fine arts. In 1933 he moved to Yerevan, where he continued his studies at the College of Fine Arts (later specialized Terlemezyan School) under the leadership of Armenian painters Vahram Arakelyan and Sedrak Gayfezdjian.

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