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Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan
"The village of Mravyan"
55.5х65 cm
Oil / canvas

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Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan

1922 - was born in Tbilisi. 1935 - moved to Yerevan.

1944 - graduated from Panos Terlemezian Artistic College

In 1951 she graduated from V. Surikov Moscow Artistic Institute.

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

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.

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

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.


1970 - was awarded the gold medal of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of the USSR (Moscow). 1974 - for a series of portraits was awarded a diploma of the Academy of Arts of the USSR. 1983 - received the title of People's Artist of Armenia. SSR.

Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan died on November 8, 2005

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.