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artist

Richard Kevorkian, American Artist. National Education Association individual senior artists grantee, 1972, Virginia Commonwealth U. School Arts faculty creative research grantee, 1974, National Endowment for Arts, Southeastern Center Contemporary Arts grantee, 1976; Guggenheim fellow,1978. Member selection board for visual arts Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar. Served with National Guard, 1955-1963.

Background

Kevorkian, Richard was born on August 24, 1937 in Dearborn, Michigan, United States. Son of Kay and Stana (Bedeian) Kevorkian.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Richmond Professional Institute, 1961. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, California College Arts and Crafts, 1962.

Career

Instructor drawing and painting, Richard Bland College, Petersburg, Virginia, 1961-1964;instructor department fine arts, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1962-1966;assistant professor department painting and printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1967-1969;associate professor, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1969-1977;professor, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1967-1993;professor emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1993;department chairman, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1969-1981.

Works

Membership

Member selection board for visual arts Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar. Served with National Guard, 1955-1963. Guest curator Retrospective Exhib.

Maurice Bonds Anderson Gallery, 2003.

Connections

Married Salpy Bouroujian. Children: Anna, Raffi, Soseh and Ellina (twins), Salpi Serar.

father:
Kay Kevorkian

mother:
Stana (Bedeian) Kevorkian

spouse:
Salpy Bouroujian

children:
Anna Kevorkian

Raffi Kevorkian

Soseh and Ellina Kevorkian (twins)

Salpi Serar Kevorkian