Martiros SARYAN, USSR Artist. Landscape painter; Popular Artist of Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1926; full member, USSR Academy, of Arts, since 1947 and Armenian Academy, of Arts, since 1956; board member, USSR Union of Artists. French Diploma of Honor and prize for his panel at Paris World Fair, 1937; two Order of Lenin; other orders; medals; Stalin Prize, 1941; Lenin Prize, 1961.
Joined “Blue Rose” Artists’ Society. 1937 painted main panel for USSR Pavilion at Paris World Fair. 1939 main panel for All-Union Exhibition in Moscow.
1939-1951 Chairman, Armenian Union of Artists. Member, Presidium Council, Soviet-French Friendship Society. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1946, 1950 and 1954 convocation.
Deputy, Armenian Supreme Soviet of 1959 convocation.