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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.

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

For further information on these historic Armenian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Armenian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Arshile Gorky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
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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 Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky has been hailed as one of the most powerful American painters of ...more

Birthplace: Van Vilayet

Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism

Nationality: United States of America, Armenia

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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

Birthplace: Câmpulung, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Impressionism

Nationality: Armenia, Romania

Art Forms: Painting

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Ivan Aivazovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
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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 an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia and was mostly based in his native Crimea. Following ...more

Birthplace: Feodosia, Ukraine

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism

Nationality: Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Russian Empire

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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Yousuf Karsh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Armenia
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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, [who] achieved a distinct style in his theatrical lighting." ...more

Birthplace: Mardin, Turkey

Nationality: Canada, Armenia

Art Forms: Photography

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