Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jak Ihmalyan (1922-1978)

Jak Ihmalyan was a Armenian painter he was forced to leave Turkey in 1940 and continued to paint in Moscow.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Garo Antreasian ( b.1922 )

Spanish peak

Garo Antreasian, an Indianapolis native of Armenian descent, who set up one of the nation's first fine-art lithography presses at Herron. He also executed a number of murals, including a 750,000-piece mosaic mural in the lobby of the State Office Building. He later became director of the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in New Mexico.

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, David J. Bodenhamer,Robert G. Barrows

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Paul Sarkisian (b. 1928)

Paul Sarkisian presented a series of acrylic-on-paper, trompe l'oeil studies of envelopes, paper bags, and newspapers arranged in imitation of collage compositions. This tricky effect, after the initial shock of realization, quickly becomes repetitious and boring.

An Untitled

In these large painting, the Artist meticulously paints newspapers envelopes, strips of cardboard, colorful scraps of paper, and assembles them against a background of intense color.Apparently elements of collage they reveal themselves on closer investigation to be integral parts of the painted surface.

Texas Monthly, Ağu 1977
New York Magazine, 20 Sep 1982

Arman Manookian (1904-1931)

Arman Tateos Manookian (1904-1931) was an Armenian born Painter who gained recognition as an illustrator and artist of Hawaiian scenes. Manookian, the eldest of three children, was born on May 15, 1904 in Constantinople (Istanbul) , the troubled heart of the collapsed former Ottoman Empire. His given name, which he used until joining the U.S. Marine Corps was Tateos. Manookian came from a family of Armenian Apostolic Christians, and his father, Arshag, was a printer and the publisher of an Armenian newspaper.


Arman Manookian received his art education at the Art Students League in New York and the Rhode Island School of Design. While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he supplied illustrations for “Leatherneck” and then later for “Paradise of the Pacific.His paintings are rare and highly valued. The Bishop Museum and the Honolulu Academy of Arts are among the public collections holding works by Arman Manookian.

My Son-My Sun: Chants Ann, Obama's Mother , Sylva Portoian - 2011
Finding paradise: island art in private collections