YEDIGARYAN Biography

Eduard Yedigaryan was born in 1943 in the Armenian city of Gjumri. He is married with two children. His studies included attendance at the Arts School in Gjumri, the Arts Faculty in Erevan, and the Arts Institute in Erevan. From 1970 to 1974 he was the main set designer in the Dramatic Theatre in Gjumri, and in 1974 was accepted in the Artists Union in the Soviet Union. In 1987 he was declared a National Artist and in that same year he created costumes and set decorations for over 40 plays at Erevan Opera and Ballet Theatre. Sadly, in 1988 an earthquake destroyed nearly all his works, including 200 costume designs for the Armenian Opera “David Sasunci.” He moved to Prague in 1966, where he established a home for his family. He has had personal exhibitions in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, and Belgium, and his work can be found in private colletions and galleries in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Scandinavia, and South Africa. His works are rich both from the drawing and color points of view. Yedigaryan paints mainly sitting or lying woman figures, whose symbolic meaning achieves an uncertain Oriental touch through the impact of golden and ultramarine colors. There is very personal artistic language, where figurative elements intentionally mix with a dense combination of symbols, where some of them copy the contours of human figures.


Personal Exhibitions:
Germany: 2002, 1998, 1995, 1994
Netherlands: 2009-2007, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996
Norway: 2001, 2000, 1999
Italy: 1998
Belgium: 2002  
Qatar: 2009