Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stepanos Nersisyan (1815-1884)

Stepanos Nersisyan was an Armenian painter who was known as the "Founder of the painting genre" and a famous portrait painter in the Armenian art history. Stepanos Nersisyan was born in Yerevan. He began his education in Tblisi. He graduated at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts in the middle of the 19th century.
Portrait of General

He created the well-known series of portraits of his contemporaries, well-known figures of Armenian History like the founders of the Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots, Sahak Partev. He also painted many Landscape paintings.

Kura River

Armenian Culture in 1800-1917 , Vahe Erkanyan
Literaturna Armeniya , 1989
Armenia: Country and People, Egishe Sargisyan, Konstantin Khudaverdiyan

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