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Arpenik Nalbandyan

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Nationality  Soviet, Armenia,
Known for  Fine art
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Born  December 23, 1916Tbilisi, Georgia
Awards  Honorary Artist of the Armenian SSR
Died  17 May 1964, Yerevan, Armenia

Arpenik Nalbandyan (Armenian: Արփենիկ Նալբանդյան, December 23, 1916 – May 17, 1964) was a Soviet-Armenian artist. Honorary Artist of the Armenian SSR (1961).



Was born on 23 December 1916 in Tbilisi. 1935-1941 Studied painting in the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia. Since 1943 Arpenik Nalbandyan became a member of the Armenian Artists Union. 1946 Started to teach in Yerevan Institution of Fine Arts and Theater of (establishment date) (now - Academy). In 1948 and 1952 she was elected deputy of City Council. In 1956 she was awarded "Honored worker" medal, 1957 was appointed as a docent, Moscow. In 1961 she was announced The Honorary Artist of the Armenian SSR.

Individual exhibitions

Participated in exhibitions in the Republic and in the Union.

  • 1943 Reporting exhibition, Artist's house, Yerevan
  • 1948 38 works, Artist's house, Yerevan
  • 1967 Artist's house, Yerevan
  • 2001 Albert and Tove gallery, YSA of Fine Arts
  • Arpenik Nalbandyan died on 17 May 1964 in Yerevan.


  • Brother - Dmitry Nalbandyan, people's painter of USSR, an actual member of The Academy of Fine Arts of USSR.
  • Husband - Eduard Isabekyan, the people's painter of Armenia, professor. Married in 1940.
  • Sons:
  • Mher Isabekyan - painter
  • Aram Isabekyan - painter, the rector of Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, professor
  • Works

    Has composed in the field of easel paintings. The works are prominent for their acute observation and delicate lyricism. Her paintings (around 300) can be found in National Gallery of Armenia (around 45), Georgian National Gallery, Gyumry Gallery, private collections.


  • "Self Portrait", 1942
  • "The girl" - 1957
  • "Mery Kochar's portrait", 1960, ANG
  • "Mom Ovsanna", 1962
  • "H. Hovhannisyan", 1963
  • Household paintings

  • "In meditations", 1939
  • "At the source", 1957
  • "The gammer from Voskevaz", 1958
  • Landscape paintings

  • "Akhtala", 1943
  • "Autumn landscape", 1953
  • "Khndzoresk", 1962
  • Medals, awards

  • "Honored worker" medal, 1956
  • The People's Painter of Armenia, 1961.
  • References

    Arpenik Nalbandyan Wikipedia