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Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian was born in a cradle on Mount Ararat, and climbed to the top of Olympus art in less than half a century – it was August 5, 1947 in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. “I was born an artist. God gives us something at birth, and that’s it. I always believed in myself”. Artistic ability allowed him to enter the Academy of Fine Arts right after graduation from high school. As a child, Martiros was absorbed in classical painting, liked to visit the galleries and museums, looking for quiet contemplation of paintings of great artists.

Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Armenian artist Martiros Manoukian

Manoukian started painting seriously at the age of 11. He entered the Academy of Art in Yerevan in 1967. Also, studied in Moscow and Leningrad. 26 year-old Martiros Manoukian became a member of the USSR Union of Artists. His first exhibition was in 1972 in Yerevan, then followed many more until 1987, when he emigrated to the United States.

Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

The artists statement: “My style is life, and I like life very much”. Some works by Martiros reflect something of antiquity in his homeland, as well as reflections of centuries-old icons of Russian Orthodoxy. Others express contemporary images. One way or another, his art celebrates love of life and freedom.

Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Armenian artist Martiros Manoukian

“Great art history, great masters were my teachers. I was stunned by their ability to solve problems, I admire how they were feeling, what was the basis for the great art. I have many favorite artists, I see them all as a great bouquet, the absence of at least a single flower of which would be a big loss. I would like to have the light of Girodet, line of Ingre, courage of Picasso and Chagall color. Actually, I do not know what I feel when I draw, I just draw my spirit feeling that it is impossible to catch with eyes”.

Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

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