History

May 16, 1923     
Hagop Hagopian was born in Alexandria, Egypt.     

1934-1941
Studied at Melkonian Boarding School in Cyprus and was tutored by renowned painter Onnik  Avetisian 

1941-1943
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.

1944

At the age of 21, he participated at the"Young Artists of Egypt" Exhibition with 3 watercolours and gets media attention

1952-1954
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.

1958

United Arab Republic chooses one of his works to participate in exhibitions in Moscow and Leningrad

1959
First participation at Alexandria Biennale where some of his paintings were purchased by Cairo's and Alexandria's museums

1961

Second participation at Alexandria Biennale after which he donates 8 of his works to National Gallery of Armenia

1962
Repatriated to Armenia with his family. He first lived in Leninakan (now Gumri) for five years, then moved to Yerevan. 

Hagop Hagopians 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

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