Gevorg Avagyan Biography
- a master of portrait and beautiful realistic landscapes -
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Gevorg Avagyan was born in 1922 in Gyumri town (Armenia), now lives and works in Yerevan.
He is an Armenian painter, one of very few representatives of Armenian artists old generation who still creates his oil painting.
The artist was graduated from Armenian Fine Arts College named after Terlemezian (1949), and then from Armenian Fine Arts Academy (1956) where he studied studio guided by outstanding Armenian artists Gabriel Giurjian.
The diploma work “Parcels from home” was created in socialistic realism style as a scene of Second World’s War, were he has passed as a soldier from the start to the final end (1941-1945)
Since 1971 Avagyan is the member of Artists Union of the USSR. Since then he is a constant participant of various Armenian and international art exhibitions.
Art works and monumental compositions by Gevorg Avagyan are kept in different national galleries, decorates national theaters, cultural centers and private collections in Armenia and abroad.
Many of famous Armenian artists were working close together with Avagayn. Among his nearest studio friends were talented artists Arakel Arakelian (1929-1990), Mikael Giurjian (1935-1995), Hamlet Minasyan (1923-1995), Karlen Roukhikyan (1926-2004) and many others. Avagyan was well known amongst his friends as a master of portrait and beautiful realistic landscapes.
In spite of his age the author continues and develops traditional classic school of realistic painting sometimes coming to impressionism in genre of thematic painting, portrait, landscape and still-life. High professionalism and author’s artistic culture enables him to create pictures of different genres, from historical battle canvases and portraits to still-lives and landscapes which conduct the real breath of the time.
Among his recent interesting works were “Bacchus Women”, devoted to 2000 anniversary of Armenian theater, “ The battle of Sardarapat”, “Davit Bek” “The battle of Avarayr” Portrait of Sos Sargsyan in the role of “Dzori Miro” and others.
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