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Karen Aghamyan, 1946

Karen Aghamyan is an armenian-born painter. Born in 1946 and President of the Artist's Union of Armenia since 1998. In 1969, he graduated from the Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatre Institute and has been a member of the Artists' Union of the USSR since 1970. Since 1970 he has participated in more than 70 exhibitors, 11 of which were one-man shows. His pictures are property of museums of Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, France and private collections in many countries of the world.
Aghamyan took a pencil at an early age like all other children, and by the age of four showed incredible talents which lead to him attending the Children's Art Studio when only five years old. He later graduated from the Yerevan College of Fine Arts and in 1970 started teaching at the Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatre Institute where he was made head of the Department of Design before taking up the position of Professor in 1994. In 1998 Aghamyan became President of the Artist's Union of Armenia. Aghamyan's works are not traditional - they are reserved, even hermetic. He searches, observes and mediates in different, quite unusual systems of expressiveness and the world becomes the object of his emphasized analytic attention. Aghamyan's compositions speak about symbolism and abstract romanticism, expressed under a new light of emotional experience of space. His paintings objects and people are painted gracefully and coolly.