Gavar Art Gallery after Hrachya Buniatyan

Gavar Art Gallery after H.Buniatyan was opened in 1991, thanks to the academician Hrachya Buniatyan’s private collection donated to the city. The collection comprises works (paintings, drawings, sculpture works, engravings, etc.) of Armenian and Russian renowned painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Gavar Art Gallery after H.Buniatyan is the only branch of the National Gallery of Armenia, where the collection totally consists of a private donation rather than state funds. The collection includes works of Armenian and Russian artists of different periods: paintings, drawings, and the collector’s bust, molded by the well-known sculptor Getik Baghdasaryan.

In contrast to state collections that are formed according to a previously elaborated conception and are consistently replenished on chronological, thematic, monographic and other principles, private collections are mostly formed based on the preferences and taste of the collector. The collection is very expressive. When one gets acquainted with the works exhibited, it becomes clear that the great scientist was also a great art lover, purposeful in his selection of art pieces. The prominent painters, who developed various branches of modern Armenian fine arts are Yeghishe Tadevosyan, Edgar Chahine, Martiros Sarian, Ohannes Alhazian, Hakob Kojoyan, Hovhannes Zardaryan, Gevorg Grigorian and Khachatur Yesayan are remarkable for their own artistic language and aspiration. The collection also represents another generation of artists who followed the traditions of Armenian and universal art of the past, furthered the greatest achievements of their predecessors, yet at the same time, created their own, national works which are consonant with the time. Among them are Minas Avetisyan, Ruben Adalyan, Rudolf Khachatryan, Martin Petrosyan, and others.

The Russian art section of the collection is especially interesting for the graphic works of famous Russian painters A.Ostroumova-Lebedeva, A.Fonvizin, G.Vereyskiy, who started their creative activity at the end of the 19th century.

Address: 5 Zoravar Andranik str., Gavar, Gegharkunik Region
Tel: (+374 264) 2-49-09