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List of the most popular artists from Armenia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Armenian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Armenian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List features artists like Ara Güler, Alfred Yaghobzadeh and more!

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Armenia?" and "Who are the most well-known Armenian artists?"

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Arshile Gorky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Arshile Gorky The Leaf of the Artichoke Is an Owl, Summation, Diary of a Seducer Arshile Gorky was an ethnically Armenian painter, who had a seminal influence on Abstract Expressionism. He spent most his life as a national of the United States. Along with Rothko, Jackson ...more

Theodor Aman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Theodor Aman Theodor Aman was a Romanian painter, engraver and art professor of Armenian ancestry. He mostly produced genre and history scenes.

Ivan Aivazovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Ivan Aivazovsky The Landing at SubashI, The Battle of Chesma, The Ninth Wave Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was an Russian Empire Romantic painter. He is considered one of the greatest marine artists in history. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into ...more

Yousuf Karsh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Yousuf Karsh Yousuf Karsh, CC was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he is "one of the greatest portrait photographers of the twentieth century, ...more

Ara Güler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Ara Güler Ara Güler is a Turkish Armenian photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul". He is considered one of Turkey's few internationally

Alexis Alexanian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Alexis Alexanian Alexis Alexanian is an American producer, sister of David and cofounder of Elixir Films. Alexis started her career in production on larger budget studio films from Mississippi Burning to Jacob's ...more

Martiros Saryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Martiros Saryan Leon Petrosyan, At the Well, Old Yerevan Martiros Saryan was an Armenian painter, the founder of the Armenian national school of painting.

Simon Hollósy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Simon Hollósy Simon Hollósy; was a Hungarian painter. He was considered one of the greatest Hungarian representatives of 19th-century Naturalism and Realism. Hollósy was not highly productive as ...more

Gheorghe Asachi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Gheorghe Asachi Gheorghe Asachi was a Moldavian-born Romanian prose writer, poet, painter, historian, dramatist and translator. An Enlightenment-educated polymath and polyglot, he was one of the most ...more

Malak Karsh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Malak Karsh Malak Karsh, OC was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage, brother of Yousuf Karsh, who is best known for his photographs of the Ottawa region. Born in Mardin, Ottoman Empire, he ...more

Alfred Yaghobzadeh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Alfred Yaghobzadeh 1985 World Press Photo Award for General News winning portfolio Alfred Yaghobzadeh, is an Iranian photographer of Assyrian descent who is noted for his war photography. Yaghobzadeh was born in Tehran, to a Christian Armenian-Assyrian family. His photographs ...more

Antoin Sevruguin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Antoin Sevruguin Antoin Sevruguin was a photographer in Iran during the reign of the Qajar dynasty.

Avet Terterian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Avet Terterian Avet Terterian was an Armenian composer, awarded the Konrad Adenauer Prize. He was a friend and colleague of Giya Kancheli, Konstantin Orbelyan, and Tigran Mansuryan. Dmitri Shostakovich praised ...more

Anastas Mikoyan Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Anastas Mikoyan Jr. Stas Namin – Soviet and Russian musician, composer and producer, artist and photographer, theatre and movie director, founder and leader of The Flowers rock-band; founder, producer of Gorky Park ...more

Arman Manookian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Arman Manookian Arman Tateos Manookian was an Armenian-American painter best known for his works depicting Hawaiian scenes.

Arthur Sarkissian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Arthur Sarkissian Arthur Sarkissian Armenian: Արթուր Սարգսյան is an Armenian artist and painter.

Minas Avetisyan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Minas Avetisyan Self Portrait Minas Avetisyan was a Soviet painter of Armenian ethnicity.

Harutyun Kalents is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Harutyun Kalents Haroutiun Galentz, was a prolific Armenian painter, born on March 27, 1910 in the town of Kyurin, present day Turkey.

Hakob Kojoyan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Hakob Kojoyan Hakob Kojoyan was an Armenian artist. He mostly worked in the genres of painting and applied art. Hakob Kojoyan assisted Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian in creating the coat of arms for ...more

Semyon Davidovich Kirlian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Semyon Davidovich Kirlian Semyon Davidovich Kirlian was a Russian inventor and researcher of Armenian descent, who along with his wife Valentina Khrisanovna Kirlian, a teacher and journalist, discovered and developed ...more

Ashot Avagyan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Ashot Avagyan Ashot Avagyan is an Armenian painter. Many of his works depict the suffering and loss he experienced during the Nagorno-Karabakh War, and inspired by ancient megalithic structures and ancient ...more

Eduard Arakelyan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Eduard Arakelyan Eduard Arakelyan is an Armenian painter.

Karen Aghamyan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
Karen Aghamyan Karen Aghamyan is an Armenian-born painter. He was born in 1946, and has served as President of the Artist's Union of Armenia since 1998.