A FEW WORDS ABOUT ME

Hagop was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1954. His vocation as a painter affirmed itself at the young age of twelve when he entered the School of Painting for Young Artists. Upon graduation from college, Hagop was accepted into the Aprahamian Art Studio where he learned his technique. Aprahamian was the master of European realism and the follower of Velázquez. Studies with him involved working exclusively from life, at first using the conceptual and technical methods of the Spanish, Russian, and French impressionism. The emphasis of each period was on Direct Painting from life.