Mariam Arshaki Aslamazian Edit Profile
Mariam received a secondary education in Alexandropol. Then she graduated from the Yerevan Art and Industrial College in 1929, where she studied under S. Arakelyan and S. Agadzhanyan, and St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1933, where she studied with Petrov-Vodkin and Savinov.
Mariam devoted her career fully to painting. Since 1935 she started participating in exhibitions and since 1950 was even invited to international ones. She was a representative of the Armenian school of decorative-planar still lives, which was represented in her works "Armenian Still Life", created in 1955, "Blooming Red Cactus", created in 1957, both in the Tretyakov Gallery. Moreover, she was the author of thematic paintings "The Return of the Hero", created in 1943, "The Song of the Hero", created in 1944, and "Mother-Geroid", created in 1949, all in the Art Gallery of Armenia in Yerevan. Mariam died in 2006 in Moscow.
The works of Mariam are made with a decorative-planar solution and the composition is built on the eastern approach - the items are distributed according to the colors of the lighting. In her works shepoints out red as a national colour.
She was not married for a long time and did not want to have children, so that they would not distract her from painting. Only at the age of 60 she married a man who had been striving for that for thirty years, Gurgen Avatesyan, a professor at the Timiryazev Academy. She had lived happily with him for 22 years - her husband died in 1984.
1935 - 2006