About The Artist


 

VAROUJ HAIRABEDIAN

began his painting career at the Melkonian Educational Institute in Cyprus with studies under Siegfried Hahn and Solomis Francoulides whose work is in the Athens Museum. He continued at Oklahoma University with mural commissions. At Columbia University in New York City, Hairabedian received a Master's degree and a private painting studio. During this period, he studied with John Heliker and Stephen Greene.


His work has been shown in San Francisco, Denver, Aspen, Salt Lake City, Nicosia, and London and is represented in both private and foundation collections. He has had work sold at auction by Sotheby's Auction House in London and is a life-time member of the Chelsea Arts Club, London, founded by James MacNeil Whistler. Hairabedian is published in their yearbook.


Mr Hairabedian is an Armenian architect painter. His work easily adapts to residential, office, and commercial use. After extensive travel through the United States, Europe, Soviet Union, Middle East, and Canada, we find a body of work in oil, watercolor, and mixed media.


There are paintings of Jerusalem with Armenian priests, Jewish Quarter, bazaar, churches, and the Dome of the Rock. Religeous works include angels, the rapture, and Armenian struggle post genocide. From British Columbia Thormanby Island, Canada there is a tugboat, beaches, driftwood, dock, low tide, and forest. Florance and Venice offer street scenes and canal boats. Russian gypsies and San Francisco bay paintings along with an oil portraying the Preacher Smith Jazz Band can be found.


Colorado, New Mexico, Utah mountain landscapes, Snowmass golf course, Aspen music tent, and an aerial view of the Aspen airport are represented as well as Oklahoma cotton fields and Florida's Everglades, Orlando, and Heathrow.


Hairabedian's plein air (sometimes called en pleine aire) landscape painting and fine, original art are here in a modern online web gallery venue.