Exhibition "George Misakovich Tovmasyan. Painting" Automatic translate
с 30 Октября
по 22 Ноября
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 103
October 30 at 16-00 in the Information, educational and exhibition center of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (Lenin, 103) the grand opening of the exhibition will be held Georgy Misakovich Tovmasyan. Painting. (1936–2011)
Georgy Misakovich Tovmasyan is an outstanding Armenian landscape painter. Born in 1936 in the village of Sadakhlo, Georgian SSR.
George was the second child of five children of a large family. Father - Misak Tovmasyan worked at the railway station. Mother Araxia was a weaver. Both parents of George come from Western Armenia. During the 1915 genocide, they fled to the Russian Empire.
In the years of study, along with obtaining general educational knowledge, the young man is seriously engaged in the visual arts.
In 1957 he entered the Moscow Art Institute of V.I. Surikov (now the Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov) and fell into the class of A.M. Gritsay. During the student years, the first paintings of the master appear, with an elegant predominance of green shades or “The Green Period of Creativity”.
After graduation, in 1963, George returned home to Kirovakan.
In 1966, he began to teach drawing at the construction faculty of the Kirovakan branch of the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute. The first solo exhibition was held in Kirovakan (25 works).
In 1969, George began to teach theory and methodology of fine art at the Kirovakan Pedagogical Institute.
In 1972, George participated in the All-Union Exhibition "USSR - My Homeland" in the Moscow Central Exhibition Hall, in the republican exhibition "Glory to Labor", dedicated to the 25th Congress of the CPSU.
In 1976, the artist was admitted to the Union of Artists of the USSR. In 1982, he was elected assistant professor of the department. In 1985, he painted a portrait of the Catholicos of All Armenians Vazgen I, which is now kept in the funds of Etchmiadzin (the residence of the Armenian Apostolic Church).
In 1997 he was awarded the Agios Kartlos Silver Medal for his services in strengthening the Armenian-Georgian relations. In 1998 he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor and was elected head of the Department of Art of Vanadzor State Pedagogical Institute. O. Tumanyan. In 2004 he was awarded a diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary medal of the Mashtots Foundation. In 2011, he was awarded the gold medal of the West Armenian Wang Society. He participated in more than 60 exhibitions in Armenia, Holland, France, Russia.
He left an impressive collection (more than 400 paintings), located with the artist’s relatives and collected in the George Tovmasyan Foundation.
The works of Georgy Tovmasyan are stored in the funds of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia, the Ministry of Culture of Russia, in the collections of museums, religious organizations, in private collections in Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the USA, the Middle East and Western Europe.
The exhibition will run until November 22.
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