April 6th - April 30th, 2017.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20th 5-9pm.

At GALLERY Z - ARMENIAN ARTISTS, Thursday, April 6th through Sunday, April 30th. Featured artist Alexander Grigoryan. Opening Reception Thursday, April 20th, 5-9PM. Along with representing over 400 established artists from many diverse backgrounds, Gallery Z in April will showcase the long tradition of exceptional fine art with an extensive selection of the world's most talented Armenian artists, past and present.

Featured artist is Alexander Grigoryan (1927-2008), a highly celebrated artist of his culture. Born in Leninakan, Armenia, he received the highest honor in Armenian Art. He has painted portraits of William Saroyan, Alex Manookian and film producer Ruben Manuelian. Grigoryan not only worked in a glorious palette of oils on canvas but was versatile in assorted media, also recognized for his sculptures, pencil portraits and poetry, receiving numerous awards and honorary diplomas.

Grigoryan graduated from the Yerevan Institute of Art and Theatre, and also studied at the Yerevan Art Specialized School and at the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad. He was a follower of international artist-painter Martiros Saryan. Grigoryan achieved his own fame after participating in the exhibition "Five Artists of Armenia" (Alexander Grigoryan, A. Kapantsyan, L. Bajbeuk-Melikyan, H. Siravyan, A. Minas). His art has been in solo and group exhibits worldwide, from Armenia to Paris, Moscow, Leningrad, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Toronto, Lisbon, Beirut, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, Netherlands, Lebanon, Germany, Italy and beyond. His works hang in the National Gallery in Yerevan, as well as in museums, galleries and private collections in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Madrid, London, Beirut, Warsaw, Sao Armenia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and more.

My dearest, noblest Alexander Grigoryan is one of the most talented artists. He creates Art . - Martiros Saryan, 1968

In addition to Gallery Z's regular website, Director Berge Zobian had also created a designated Armenian art website (www.armenianartgalleryz.com) as a user-friendly reference for the gallery's extensive representation of many foremost Armenian artists, complete with their biographies.

A diverse collection of works in assorted media will also be on exhibit from the following other excellent recognized Armenian artists: Vladmir Aivazayan b.1915 d.1999, Lazar Artazian b.1857 d.1924, "PAKRAD" Ashot-Krikorian b.1939, Rafael Atoyan b.1931, Mariam Attarian, Anoush Bargamian b. 1963, Martin Barooshian b.1929, Seda Bekarian b.1953, Yevkine De Greef b.1934, Areg Elibekian b.1970, Robert Elibekian b.1941, Vagharshag Elibekian b. 1910 d.1994, Samuel Gareginyan b.1961, A. Gevorkian b.1928 d.2003, Emma Gregorian b.1943, Avejik A. Hagopian b.1944, Harutune Hovhanesian b.1922, Edward Issabekian b.1914 d.2007, Levon Jamgochian b.1947, Albert Khachaderian b.1938 Vava Khachadourian b. 1895 d.1984, Stephen Koharian b.1982, Mary Melikian b.1927, Kevork Mourad b.1970, Zareh Mutafian b.1907 d.1980, Petros Najarian, Karnig Nalbandian b.1916 d.1989, Marsha Odabashian b.1954, Martin Petrosyan b.1936, Hovsep Pushman b.1877 d.1966, Simon Samsonian b.1915 d.2003, Ekanyan Spartak, Kegham Tazian b.1938, Vartan Tovmasian b.1948.