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educator , art historian

Diran Kavork Dohanian, American art historian, educator. C.R.B. fellow Belgian Art Seminar, Brussels and Antwerp, 1956, Fulbright fellow India, 1958-1959, senior research fellow American Institute Ceylonese Studies, Colombo, 1968, American Council Learned Societies fellow India, 1973; fine arts research scholar, since 2002.


Dohanian, Diran Kavork was born on March 26, 1931 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Hagop Mardiros and Esther (Babigian) Dohanian.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts School Art, 1952. Master of Arts in Teaching, Harvard University, 1953. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1955.

Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1964.


Instructor art, Eastern Nazarene College, Wollaston, Massachusetts, 1952-1955;reader in fine arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1954-1955, 56-57;teaching fellow fine arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1955-1957;visiting assistant professor of history art, U. Alabama, 1957-1958;visiting assistant professor of history Oriental art, U. Hawaii, 1959-1960;assistant professor fine arts, director course in Oriental humanities, U. Rochester, New York, 1960-1965;associate professor fine arts, U. Rochester, New York, 1965-1971;professor, U. Rochester, New York, 1971-1987;professor art history, U. Rochester, New York, since 1988;acting department chairman fine arts, U. Rochester, New York, 1977-1978;department chairman fine arts, U. Rochester, New York, 1980-1983;member of faculty county College Arts and Sciences, U. Rochester, New York, 1991-1994;secretary faculty county, U. Rochester, New York, 1992-1994. Consultant curator Oriental art The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, 1976-1988,board of managers, 1977-1978, 80-83. Cooke-Daniels Memorial lecturer art Cooke-Daniels Foundation and Denver Art Museum, 1965.

Louise Weiser lecturer Mount Holyoke College, 1983. Consultant Choice, Journal Association College Research Libraries.


Fellow American Philosophical Society. Member American Institute Indian Studies (trustee 1964-1965), American Committee for History South Asian Art (director 1969-1971).


Hagop Mardiros Dohanian

Esther (Babigian) Dohanian