Rafik Khachatryan

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Rafik Khachatryan (1937-1993) was an Armenian sculptor.

  • Biography

He was a direct descendant of the house of Daniel-Bek of Sassun (province Sassun of Western Armenia) (second half of the 18th century) and Khachatur-Bek of Mush (town Mush of Western Armenia) (first half of the 19th century).

He is the father of Garegin Khachatryan (Khachatryan Garegin) - one of young heroes of the National Liberation war.

  • Activities

A participant and an ideologist of the Armenian national-liberation movement of the XX century. Provided humanitarian assistance for the people of Nagorny Karabakh, materials and other means for the self-defense troops of the Nagorny Karabakh. Created sculptures and memorial complexes for the martyred freedom fighters 1966 - gradiated the "Phanos Therlemzyan Art college" (Yerevan). 1971 - graduated the Yerevan Art-Theatrical Institute (University). He is a member of the Art Unions of Armenia and the USSR (since 1976).

  • Works

He created a "pantheon" of the freedom-fighters and Edik Torozyan in Nor Hadjin, Atom (Dero) Abramyan in Garni, etc. Sculptures: "Alexander Spendiaryan" (1971, in Museum of Alexander Spendiaryan, Yerevan), "Spring" (1972), "The Soldier of the Victory" (1975), "Stephan Shahumyan" (1977, in State Gallery of Armenia), "Maxim Gorky and Avetiq Isahakyan" (1978, Museum of Armenian-Russian friendship, Abovyan town, Armenia), "Komitas" (1978, Yerevan city museum), "Sarkis Lukashin" (1980, State Galery of Armenia), "The Armenian lady" (1980), "Ode of the Peace" (1984), "Metalurgist-worker" (1985), "The Torch of the Revolution" (1987). Memorial complexes: "Mother Armenia" - dedicated to the memory of the heroes of the World War II (1975, Harthavan), dedicated to the memory of the heroes of the World War II (1982, Kathnaghpyur), "Djangulum" spring-fontain (1975, Yerevan). His works are exhibited in many foreign countries: Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech and Slovak Republics, Germany etc.

    • See also
  • "Encyclopedia of Karabakh Liberation War. 1988-1994" (in Armenian)

"Armenian Enciclopedia", Yerevan, 2004

  • N.Voronov, "Sovetskaya monumentalnaya skulptura 1960-1980", Moscow, "Iskusstvo" Publishing House, 1984 (in Russian)
  • Gohar Khostikyan, "The Armenian Artists: biographical dictionary", Yerevan, 1993 (in Armenian, unpublished).
  • Albert Pharsadanyan, "The Armenian: biographies of the prominent Armenians in one line", Yerevan, "VMV-print" Publishing House, 2004) (in Armenian)
  • "Whoe is Whoe", biographical encyclopedia, volume 2, page 724, "Armenian Encyclopedia", Yerevan, 2007 (in Armenian).