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Famous Artists from Armenia

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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?"

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

    The Leaf of the Artichoke Is an Owl, Summation

    BirthplaceVan Vilayet

    Associated periods or movementsAbstract expressionism

    NationalityUnited States of America, Armenia

    Art FormsPainting, Drawing

    Arshile Gorky (; born Vostanik Manoug Adoian, Armenian: Ոստանիկ Մանուկ Ատոյեան; April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948) was an Armenian-American painter, who had a seminal influence on Abstract...  more
  • Theodor Aman (20 March 1831 – 19 August 1891) was a Romanian painter, engraver and art professor of Macedo-Romanian ancestry. He mostly produced genre and history scenes. ...  more
  • Ivan Aivazovsky

    The Landing at SubashI, The Battle of Chesma

    BirthplaceFeodosia, Ukraine

    Associated periods or movementsRomanticism

    NationalityUkraine, Russia, Armenia, Russian Empire

    Art FormsPainting, Drawing

    Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: Ива́н Константи́нович Айвазо́вский; 29 July 1817 – 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art....  more
  • Yousuf Karsh (Armenian name: Hovsep Karsh; December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002), was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of...  more

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  • Ara Güler (born Aram Terteryan (Armenian: Արա Կիւլէր); 16 August 1928 – 17 October 2018) was an Armenian-Turkish photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul". He...  more
  • Alexis Alexanian is an American independent film producer. She was the President of New York Women in Film & Television, 2012-2017....  more
  • Martiros Saryan

    Leon Petrosyan, At the Well

    BirthplaceNakhichevan-on-Don, Russia


    Art FormsPainting

    Martiros Saryan (Armenian: Մարտիրոս Սարյան; Russian: Мартиро́с Сарья́н; 28 February [O.S. 16 February] 1880 – 5 May 1972) was an Armenian painter, the founder of a modern Armenian national school of...  more
  • Simon Hollósy

    Simon Hollósy; (2 February 1857, Máramarossziget (now Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania) – 8 May 1918, Técső (now Tiachiv, Ukraine) was a Hungarian painter. He was considered one of the greatest Hungarian...  more
  • 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 influential...  more
  • Malak Karsh, MPA. (March 1, 1915 – November 8, 2001) was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage best known for his photographs of Canada and the Ottawa region. Born in Mardin, Ottoman Empire,...  more
  • Alfred Yaghobzadeh

    1985 World Press Photo Award for General News winning portfolio

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran


    Alfred Yaghobzadeh (Persian: آلفرد يعقوب زاده‎), is an Iranian photographer of Assyrian descent who is noted for his war photography....  more
  • Antoin Sevruguin (Persian: آنتوان سورگین‎; 1851-1933) was a photographer in Iran during the reign of the Qajar dynasty (1785–1925)....  more
  • Avet Terterian

    Alfred Roubenovich "Avet" Terterian (also Terteryan) (Armenian: Ալֆրեդ "Ավետ" Տերտերյան, July 29, 1929 in Baku, Transcaucasian SSR, Soviet Union – December 11, 1994 in Yekaterinburg, Russia) was an...  more
  • Stas Namin is a Russian rock musician and cult figure. He is one of the founders of Russian rock music, the creator and leader of the legendary band The Flowers, which has sold more than 60 million...  more
  • Arman Manookian

    Arman Tateos Manookian (Armenian: Արման Թադէոս Մանուկեան; May 15, 1904 – May 10, 1931) was an Armenian-American painter best known for his works depicting Hawaiian scenes....  more
  • Arthur Sarkissian

    Arthur Sarkissian (Armenian: Արթուր Սարգսյան) is an Armenian artist and painter....  more
  • Minas Avetisyan

    Self Portrait

    BirthplaceJajur, Armenia


    Art FormsPainting

    Minas Avetisyan (Armenian: Մինաս Ավետիսյան, July 20, 1928 — February 23, 1975) was an Armenian painter....  more
  • Haroutiun Galentz (also Kalents, Armenian: Հարություն Կալենց; March 27, 1910 in Kyurin - March 7, 1967 in Yerevan), was a prolific Armenian painter....  more
  • Hakob Kojoyan

    Hakob Kojoyan (Armenian: Հակոբ Կոջոյան; December 13, 1883 – April 24, 1959) was an Armenian artist. He mostly worked in the genres of painting and applied art. Hakob Kojoyan assisted Armenian...  more
  • Semyon Davidovich Kirlian

    Semyon Davidovich Kirlian (; Russian: Семён Давидович Кирлиан; Armenian: Սիմոն Կիրլյան; 20 February 1898 – 4 April 1978) was a Soviet inventor and researcher of Armenian descent, who along with his...  more
  • Ashot Avagyan

    Ashot Avagyan (Armenian: Աշոտ Ավագյան; born May 20, 1958) is an Armenian painter. Many of his works depict the suffering and loss he experienced during the Nagorno-Karabakh War, and inspired by...  more
  • Eduard Arakelyan (Armenian: Էդուարդ Առաքելյան; February 28, 1950) is an Armenian painter....  more
  • Karen Aghamyan

    Karen Aghamyan (Armenian: Կարեն Գուրգենի Աղամյան; born in 1946) is an Armenian-born painter. He has served as President of the Artist's Union of Armenia since 1998....  more