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Minas Avetisyan Museum

 

 Minas Avetisyan museum was established in 1982 in the artist’s birthplace, village of Jajour. The museum building was ruined after the earthquake in 1988. It reopened in 2003 after the reconstruction and comprised also the collection of Yerevan studio of M. Avetisyan. The latter has been the NGA branch since 1979. Works by the artist and his contemporaries are displayed in the museum at present time.

Minas Avetisyan was born in 1928 in the village of Jajour (now located in Shirak Region, RA). He got his professional education at Panos Terlemezian Art College, then he studied in Yerevan State Art and Theatre Institute. After it, he moved to Leningrad Academy of Arts after I. Repin and graduated from it in 1960.

Minas Avetisyan was one of the most distinguished figures of the second half of the 20th-century Armenian painting. Juxtaposition of bright and reserved colours, artistic features of native land and its essential expressiveness were peculiar to his art. Minas was a multi genre artist. He created compositions depicting Armenian rural environment, landscapes, portraits and still lifes. He was also the artist of twenty unique frescoes. Roots of his painting went deep into Armenian miniature. The artist proved to be best in painting and graphic art, in fresco painting and scenography. Though his creative activity lasted only 15 years (1960-1975), nevertheless he left an indelible impression in the history of Armenian painting.

Minas Avetisyan died in 1975 in Yerevan.

 

 

Address: Village of Jajour, Shirak Region, RA
Tel: (+374 031) 26-66-24

Minas Avetisyan Museum