Hakob Kojoyan

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Hakob Kojoyan
Հակոբ Կոջոյան
Hakob Kojoyan on a 2013 Armenian stamp
BornDecember 13, 1883
DiedApril 24, 1959(1959-04-24) (aged 75)
Notable work
Coat of Arms of the Democratic Republic of Armenia
MovementPainting and applied art
AwardsPeople's Artist of the USSR
Bust of Hakob Kojoyan, sculptor Ara Sargsian

Hakob Karapetovich Kojoyan (1883 - 1959) was an Armenian artist. He worked in genres of painting, landscapes, and applied art. Hakob Kojoyan was awarded the designation of "People's Artist of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic." He helped Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian to create the coat of arms for the Democratic Republic of Armenia.

Biography[change | change source]

Hakob Kojoyan was born in Akhaltsikhe (now in Georgia) to a family of Armenian jewelers. As a boy he apprenticed to the goldsmith's craft and learned engraving. At age 20 he went to study art in Munich, Germany, and in 1905 went to the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in Russia, where he studied for two years. He later spent time in Paris and Moscow, then in 1918 returned to Armenia.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Artist's biography at Askart.com". Retrieved 10 December 2017.