Untitled Abstract Composition. (21 works various sizes)

Garabedian, Diran.

Book ID: 34812


A collection of 21 bright water colours of various sizes, signed, including 2 double sided examples, working drawings for stained glass panels, unframed, with certificate of authenticity signed by the artist’s daughter in 1990.


Diran Garabedian (1882-1963) Armenian Egyptian Arab Artist, born in Cairo. He studied at the Khorenian Armenian School in Egypt under the guidance of Ervand Demirdjian, and in 1900 entered l’Academie Julien in Paris where he studied for 4 years and received in 1905 the degree of l’Ecole des Beaux Arts. it was in this year that he decided to break away from the traditional style and become one of the foremost Modernist and the first avant-garde artist in Egypt.
At the age of 46 he exhibited alongside such artists as Braque, Mathis, Fugita, Utrillo, Picasso, Chagall, Cocteau, etc… in an exhibit held at the Galerie Carmine, Seine 47.56 in 1928. He exhibited internationally, enjoying a successful career. During his later years Diran developed a technique for producing work with enormous depth, giving a 3 dimensional quality to his work that is breathtaking.
In virtually all of Diran’s paintings there can be seen his passion for fish and birds; one or both of these are incorporated in most of his works – though not always obvious at first sight- they have become his trademark. the artist’s work has only been discovered in Europe over the past 10 years.
Numerous exhibitions of Diran’s works are presently in progress in Cairo, Armenia and Europe. In due course, more of his work will find its way here, since England is the adopted home of Diran’s daughter and her English husband.
Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ‘Nature Morte’ sold at Aguttes, Neuilly ’19th Century and Modern Paintings’ in 2010.

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