May 16, 1923
Hagop Hagopian was born in Alexandria, Egypt.
Studied at Melkonian Boarding School in Cyprus and was tutored by renowned painter Onnik Avetisian
Because of the war, he returns to Egypt, Alexandria where he starts working at a textile factory as a fabric designer. In 1943 he relocates in Cairo where he works as a designer while taking courses at Cairo Academy of Fine Arts.
At the age of 21, he participated at the"Young Artists of Egypt" Exhibition with 3 watercolours and gets media attention
With the sponsorship of Armenian community of Egypt Hagop left for Paris where he first studied in André L'Hote's studio and afterwards at the Academy of Grand-Chaumiere in Édouard Georges' studio.
During his stay in Paris, he participated in International Young Artists Exhibition in Paris. Upon his return to Egypt, he also participated in International Young Artists 4th Exhibition in Bucharest with his work called "Family of Fellah", he was the second prize winner at the exhibition.
United Arab Republic chooses one of his works to participate in exhibitions in Moscow and Leningrad
First participation at Alexandria Biennale where some of his paintings were purchased by Cairo's and Alexandria's museums
Second participation at Alexandria Biennale after which he donates 8 of his works to National Gallery of Armenia
Repatriated to Armenia with his family. He first lived in Leninakan (now Gumri) for five years, then moved to Yerevan.
Hagop Hagopian's artwork can be seen
in the following Museums:
Moscow Oriental Art Museum
State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow
Modern Art Museum of Yerevan
Armenian National Gallery
Georgian National Museum
A.Kasteyev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Museum Ludwig, Köln (Cologne), Germany
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey