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Ovanes Berberian

Born:
Alaverdy, Armenia, Russia 1951
 

Background:
Ovanes Berberian’s father was an important and noted artist in Russia, a member of the American Artists’ Society, as well as a theatrical set designer and college art teacher. It was in this environment, studying at his father’s art school, That Ovanes achieved the greater portion of
his art education. In the summer of 1977m, after the death of his father, the Berberian family, three brothers with their mother, migrated to the United States and settled in California. In 1981 the artist was awarded a scholarship to further his study in painting techniques with the late master painter
and teacher, Sergei Bongart, in Rexburg, Idaho. Berberian’s deep understanding of hues, values, and color relationships, blended with his own special technique of painting, makes each one of his works a tour de force.


Private Collections:
The Forsythe Group
Ira Fulton, Eagelson’s Clothing Stores
Ghazi Aita, Saudi Arabian entrepreneur
Steve Chase, Palm Springs Designer
Jack Nicklaus, Development Corporation of America
Doris Mendenhall