Tereza Mirzoyan

Tereza Gaikovna Mirzoyan (arm. Թերեզա Միրզոյան, 11 August 1922, Kirovokan – 7 August 2016, Yerevan ) is an Armenian Soviet sculptor.[1] Member of the Artists' Union of the USSR,[2] Honored Artist of the Armenian SSR (1967), Honored Artist of the Armenian SSR (1986), teacher, professor.[3]

Tereza Gaikovna Mirzoyan
Born(1922-08-11)11 August 1922
Died7 August 2016(2016-08-07) (aged 93)

Life and WorkEdit

Mirzoyan was born on 11 August 1922 in Kirovokan.[4] In 1946, she graduated Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1949, Mirzoyan was a Member of the Union of Artists of the Armenian SSR. Since 1950, she was an active participant in exhibitions of the Union of Artists of Armenia. She has repeatedly exhibited her works abroad.

Sculpture "Loves me, loves me not", Yerevan

Mirzoyan is an author of numerous sculptures and monumental works both in Armenia and abroad. When creating sculptural works, she worked with various materials, including marble, bronze, tuff, porcelain, wood, basalt, etc.

She was awarded with numerous awards, medals, certificates of honor and prizes from the USSR, the Armenian SSR, Armenia and foreign countries. Tereza Mirzoyan died on 7 August 2016 at the age of 94.[3]

Pedagogical careerEdit

Mirzoyan has devoted more than 55 years to teaching at the Art Institute (now the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts). Over the years, Mirzoyan contributed to the artistic, professional and moral education of many generations of Armenian sculptors. Among her students are world-famous sculptors and professional teachers. Mirzoyan was a teacher of Armenian sculptor Zaven Koshtoyan.[citation needed]


  • Bronze sculpture of the Armenian singer of songs and dances of the peoples of the world A. Baghdasaryan (National Gallery of Armenia, 1951)
  • Bust of the Hero of the Soviet Union U. Avetisyan (Yerevan, 1956)
  • Bronze bust of the Armenian healer of the XII century Mkhitar Heratsi (Yerevan)
  • Sculpture "Loves me, loves me not" (Yerevan)


  • Honored Artist of the Armenian SSR (1967)
  • Honored Art Worker of the Armenian SSR (1986)
  • Medal "For Labor Merit" (1956)


  1. ^ "Sculpture - Armenian - Collection - National Gallery of Armenia". www.gallery.am. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  2. ^ "TEREZA MIRZOYAN & GARIK DAVTYAN". archive.is. 2013-01-17. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  3. ^ a b "Famous sculptor Theresa Mirzoyan dies". news.am. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  4. ^ "Teresa Gaykovna Mirzoyan - Biography, Interesting Facts, Famous Artworks". Artchive. Retrieved 2020-11-04.