Robert Elibekian

Robert Elibekian was born into a family of artists in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1941. He received his diploma in 1969 from the Yerevan Institute of Drama and Fine Arts. His oils, pastels, sanguine (conté or red chalk) and ink works form an impressive oeuvre, and he has had numerous exhibitions in several countries, both as an individual and as part of a group. His paintings have been influenced by his academic background, and in his creation of decors and costumes for film, theatre and opera, like the sketches of a stage designer, he reveals an imaginary world populated by mysterious, fantastic and elusive characters central to our dreams and fantasies. In 1982, Robert Elibekian received the highest distinction of his country: The Order of Merit of Armenia. His creations can be found in several museums and major collections: The Museum of Modern Art in Armenia, The Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, The National Gallery in St. Petersburg, The Alex Manoogian Museum in Detroit, and in the collections of the White House and the Élysée Palace.


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