At GALLERY Z - ARMENIAN ARTISTS, Thursday, April 6ththrough Sunday, April 30th. Featured artist Alexander Grigoryan. Opening Reception Thursday, April 20th, 5-9PM.
The long tradition of exceptional fine art by a plethora of the world's most talented Armenian artists will once again be celebrated in the April exhibit at Gallery Z, which represents over fifty well established Armenian artists, among many others of diverse other backgrounds.
Featured artist Alexander Grigoryan (1927–2008), born in Leninakan, Armenia, was a recipient of the highest honor in Armenian Art and a highly celebrated artist of his culture. He has painted portraits of William Saroyan, Alex Manookian and film producer Ruben Manuelian. Grigoryan graduated from the Yerevan Institute of Art and Theatre, having also studied at the Yerevan Art Specialized School and the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad. Grigoryan was a follower of international artist-painter Martiros Saryan; he achieved his own fame after participating in the exhibition "Five Artists of Armenia" (Alexander Grigoryan, A. Kapantsyan, L. Bajbeuk-Melikyan, H. Siravyan, A. Minas). Versatile in assorted media, Grigoryan not only worked in a glorious palette of oils on canvas but has been recognized for his sculptures, pencil portraits and poetry, receiving numerous awards and honorary diplomas. His works have been in solo and group exhibits world-wide from Armenia to Paris, Moscow, Leningrad, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Toronto, Lisbon, Beirut, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Netherlands, Lebanon, Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia and beyond. Alexander Grigoryan's works hang in the National Gallery in Yerevan, as well as museums, galleries and private collections in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Madrid, London, Beirut, Warsaw, Sao Armenia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and more.
My dearest, noblest Alexander Grigoryan is one of the most talented artists. He creates Art . - Martiros Saryan, 1968
An extensive and diverse collection of works of the following other excellent recognized Armenian artists will also be on exhibit: Vladmir Aivazayan b.1915 d.1999, Lazar Artazian b.1857 d.1924, "PAKRAD" Ashot-Krikorian b.1939, Rafael Atoya b.1931, Mariam Attarian, Martin Barooshian b.1929, Seda Bekarian b.1953, Yevkine De Greef b.1934, Areg Elibekian b.1970, Robert Elibekian b.1941, Vagharshag Elibekian b. 1910 d.1994, Samuel Gareginyan b.1961, A. Gevorkian b.1928 d.2003, Emma Gregorian b.1943, Alexander O. Grigorian b.1927 d.2007, Avejik A. Hagopian b.1944, Harutune Hovhanesian b.1922, Edward Issabekian b.1914 d.2007, Levon Jamgochian b.1947, Albert Khachaderian b.1938 Vava Khachadourian b. 1895 d.1984, Stephen Koharian b.1982, Mary Melikian b.1927, Kevork Mourad b.1970, Zareh Mutafian b.1907 d.1980, Sevan Naccashian, Petros Najarian, Karnig Nalbandian b.1916 d.1989, Marsha Odabashian b.1954, Martin Petrosyan b.1936, Hovsep Pushman b.1877 d.1966, Simon Samsonian b.1915 d.2003, Ekanyan Spartak, Kegham Tazian b.1938, Vartan Tovmasian b.1948.