Life of an Artist
1953: Born in Ardashat (south of capital Yerevan) on February 22.
1960: Pick up his first paintbrush at age 7.
1971-75: Attended the Terlemezian School of Arts in Yerevan and studied painting.
1977: Married Nelli Makhitarian
1978: First daughter Mariam, born on June 4.
1979: Sold his first painting to the Armenian Cultural Ministry for the National Museum in Yerevan.
1982: His work toured in a group exhibition in Moscow’s museums as part of the Soviet Artist's Exchange.
1983: Second daughter Narine, born on May 9.
1984: His work toured in a group exhibition in St. Petersburg’s museums as part of the Soviet Artist’s Exchange.
1989: First son, Rafael born on October 1.
1992: Exhibition of work in Istanbul.
1995: Exhibition of work in France.
1996: Exhibition of work in Beirut and England.
1997: Exhibition of work in Kuwait.
1998: Exhibition of work in Beirut.
1999: First visit to the United States for an exhibition at the Armenian General Benevolent Union in Pasadena.
2000: Sunday, April 9; Featuring an Art Exhibit "Art in the Afternoon", Sunday Brunch garden party benefiting the Glendale Memorial Comprehensive Cancer Center.
2003: May 20; Glendale Memorial Hospital presented a painting as a gift to the City of Glendale in memory of loved ones lost on September 11, 2001.
2007: Exhibition of works at Bicycle Club Casino, California, USA.
2007: Participated the Art Expo 2007, New York, USA.
2007: Was granted with the gold medal of Fridtjof Nansen who was a great humanist, winner of Nobel Peace Prize.
2008: March 18; Providence Holy Cross Foundation presented a painting as a gift to the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and art exhibit of his fine art.
2009: Awarded with gold medal of Ministry of culture of
the Republic of Armenia.