Simonovic Artsrunyan

Russia • 1929−2010

Biography and information

The fifth of may of 2010 at the 81st year of life died people's artist of Armenia Edward Simonovich Artsrunyan !

The bright memory of him!

Painter. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.

1929, December 28 - was born in Leninakan (now - Gyumri)

From 1938 he studied at the Art school. S. D. Merkurov

1944 - moved to Yerevan. He enrolled in Art school. F. Terlemezyan

1947-1951 - studied at Art school at the Academy of arts of the USSR in Leningrad (now Saint-Petersburg)

1951-1957 - studied at the Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture. I. E. Repin Academy of arts of the USSR in Leningrad (now - St. Petersburg) (E. Artsrunyan studied with professors A. Silver, B. Kharchenko, J. Papikyan, and deeply grateful to the Academy for an excellent school, which the artist has passed within its walls).

1957 - for the first time participated in all-Union art exhibition in Moscow

1961 - became a member of the Union of artists of the USSR

1963 - moved to Moscow,studied painting From 1976, the year she lives and works in Yerevan

1982-1985 - was awarded the prize of the Union of artists of Armenia for the best work presented at the exhibition of one painting of Armenian artists.

1984 - awarded the title of honored artist of Armenia

1989 - personal exhibition of a hundred paintings in the Central House of artists, Russia, Moscow. For this exhibition awarded the title of people's artist of Armenia and was awarded a silver medal of the USSR Academy of Arts "For the best exhibition of the year".

The 1980s and 90s. - was a member of the Union of artists, Chairman of section of painting of the Union of artists of Armenia, taught in Art school. Terlemezian (Armenia, Yerevan), in Art Institute (now - Academy of arts, Armenia, Yerevan).

The participant of numerous personal exhibitions on the territory of the former USSR and abroad (Iran, USA, France, Spain, Cyprus, UK, Russia ). The works of Edward Artsrunyan are kept in the collection of the Tretyakov gallery (Russia, Moscow), State art gallery of Armenia and its branches, the Museum of modern art of Yerevan, Ministry of Culture and the arts Fund of Armenia, as well as in many private collections in Armenia and abroad.

Edward Simonovich Artsrunyan emerged as an artist in the late 50-ies of XX century.

It is the artist who in each picture leaves a particle of his love for his native land.

A country of stones and the sun Armenia - its mountains, its villages, people, their way of life, holidays and weekdays, drama, and pain, peace and tranquility are the themes of the paintings of Artsrunyan.

This is a very versatile artist with a remarkable sense of color in his paintings are very realistic - a ray of sunshine in a brown twilight of the room, a riot of spring colors of nature, matte olive skin bathing women, the cowherd boy, who looks fascinated at the bright blue sky...

His paintings the artist paints plastic and tangible smear, and the color of his stern and reserved,or cheerful and bright - every painting has its own "life".

Characters Artsrunyan is jacked and or tanned subsidiaries peasant, drive exhausted from the midday heat oxen, or the village children who enjoy the freedom and joy of childhood, or the old woman who sitting by the wall and helplessly folding his arms on his knees, thinks about something...

A special place in the artist is a Woman. Baking pita bread, or hard rasogolla back after washing in the trough, or gently holding in his arms a sleeping child... the Woman is the mother, hope, sadness, woman, waiting...

In the paintings of Artsrunyan the Woman lurking subtle features Madonna is purity, boundless wisdom, patience and forgiveness. This artist sees a woman who is closely connected to his paintings with life itself.

In each painting, the artist celebrates life - this earth, with all the difficulties, and still beautiful.