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Armen Avetisian

The 127-page album contains the artist's biography and reminiscences about him from his close friends and colleagues, illustrated with unique archival photographs, and also a color catalogue of his work, accompanied by an article from art historian Alexander Grigoriev.
Exhibition catalogue available from or

My Palette,

[#63, page 113 in the book]

Little Fish/Self-Portrait,

[#68, page 118 in the book]

Our friends and partners:
  • The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church of St. Petersburg
  • St. Petersburg Creative Union of Artists (IFA)
  • Alexey and Alexandra Bezobrazov
  • Nic and Christa Iljine
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, St. Petersburg Chapter
  • Vladimir Leviev
  • Nina Suetina
  • And other Friends of the Artist

    "In the complicated relationship between art and life each of us writes his own equation. For Avetisian that equation was defined as "greater than" or "equal to" and life was always "greater than." His deep personal involvement in the lives of those who were deprived of freedom, his charitable work in behalf of the Armenian Church and the Armenian community of St. Petersburg, his generosity towards his friends, indicated the supremacy of life. And this in its turn guaranteed the authenticity of his art and the inexhaustibility of his sources of inspirationů" (Alexander Grigoriev)