Levon Chookaszian

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Armenian Artists of Constantinople: Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries

by Prof. Levon Chookaszian UNESCO Professor of Armenian Art History, Yerevan State University

Thursday - February 27, 2003 - 8:00 p.m.

The late 19th - early 20th century was a period of enormous creative energy in Armenian culture, and nowhere was this more apparent than in the world of Armenian painters active in Constantinople. This era was ended by the Armenian Genocide in 1915, and many of the names and works of these masters have been forgotten in the diaspora. This is a rare opportunity to experience a great period in Armenian art with a guide who is well versed in the milieu and with the spectrum of Armenian artistic achievements.

Prof. Levon Chookaszian is well known as a scholar of medieval Armenian art. He has been a frequent contributor to NAASR's lecture series through the years during which he has examined a wide range of topics in Armenian art and architecture.

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