Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan

Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan (Armenian: Լավինիա Բաժբեուկ-Մելիքյան, April 3, 1922 – November 8, 2005) was a Soviet- Armenian artist who was a full member of the Russian Academy of Arts,[1] and a People's Artist of the Armenian SSR.

Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan
Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan - Self-Portrait.jpg
Self-Portrait in a Turban (1976), Oil on canvas
BornApril 3, 1922
DiedNovember 8, 2005
Known forFine Art
AwardsPeople's Artist of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic

BiographyEdit

Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan was born in 1922 in Tbilisi in the family of artist, graphic designer and sculptor Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikyan. In 1935 she moved to Yerevan, studied at Panos Terlemezian Artistic College. In 1951 she graduated from V. Surikov Moscow Artistic Institute. In P. Korin’s studios she worked on the creation of the inlaid panels for Moscow “Komsomolskaya” metro station.

From 1962-1964 Lavinia had been a member of the board of administration for the Artists’ Artists Union, she was the delegate of the 2nd All-union congress of artists.

Since 1988 she was a corresponding member of the Art Academy of Russia, since 1997 – the Honored Art Worker of Russian Federation. Since 2002 – a full member of the Russian Academy of Arts.

Her works are kept in Modern Art Museum (Yerevan), National Gallery of Armenia (Yerevan), artistic funds of Armenia and Russia and in many private galleries and collections in different countries of the world.

Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan died on November 8, 2005.[2]

ExhibitionsEdit

 
Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan, photographic portrait was taken in Moscow, 1984.

Since 1951 Lavinia was a constant participant of republican, all-union and international exhibitions.

  • Painters house, Yerevan, 1979[3]
  • Moscow, 1980[4]

Personal exhibitionsEdit

  • 1979 – Yerevan
  • 1980 – Moscow
  • 1989 – Luanda, Angola
  • 01.10.2008 -14.10.2008 Artists' Union of Armenia, Yerevan
  • 10.04.2007 - 06.05.2007 Russian Academy of Artists, Moscow[5]

AwardsEdit

  • 1967 – Honored artist of Armenian
  • 1970 – she was awarded the Gold Medal of the USSR exhibition of economic achievements (VDNKH), Moscow
  • 1974 – for the portraits series was awarded the Diploma of the USSR Artists’ Union.
  • 1983 – People’s artist of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1997 – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

WorksEdit

  • Father's-Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikyan's portrait (1960)
  • Mother (1961)
  • Still life with books (1970)
  • Self-portrait (1978)
  • Painter Nina Zhilinskaya (1984)
  • Aghabalyants sisters' portrait (1994)
  • M. Khachatryan's portrait (1996)
  • The Cactuses

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Реестр художников Российской империи, СССР, «русского зарубежья», Российской Федерации и республик бывшего Советского Союза (XVIII-XXI вв.). Художники двухмерного пространства". Archived from the original on 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  2. ^ "Bazhbeuk-Melikian Lavinia". mamy.am. Archived from the original on 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  3. ^ Лавиния Бажбеук-Меликян. ЕРЕВАН: ТИГРАН МЕЦ. 2006. p. 85. ISBN 99941-0-157-9.
  4. ^ Лавиния Бажбеук-Меликян. ЕРЕВАН: ТИГРАН МЕЦ. 2006. p. 86.
  5. ^ "Российская академия художеств | Академия художеств". Archived from the original on September 14, 2012.

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