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Martiros Saryan
Born 28 February [O.S. 16 February] 1880
Nakhichevan-on-Don, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire
Died 5 May 1972(1972-05-05) (aged 92)
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia
Nationality Armenian
Field Painter
Works "Armenia", "Morning at Stavrino", "Burning Heat with a Dog Running", and "In the Grove at Sambek"

Martiros Saryan (Armenian: Մարտիրոս Սարյան, February 28, 18805 May 1972 ) was a Russian-born Armenian painter.

He was born into an Armenian family in Nor Nakhijevan (now part of Russia). In 1895, he was 15, he finished the Nakhichevan school and from 1897 to 1904 learned at the Moscow School of Arts, also in the workshops of Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin. He was heavily influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse. He showed his works in various shows.


Nature's ways are wonderful and unfathomable. The grain swells in the soil, the sprout grows and flowers when the time comes and then it bears new fruit and so does not die. We are like grain. We never die because we are One with Nature. To understand this is to comprehend Immortality--the Apotheosis of the Human Race. It is with this conviction that I have lived my Life. My Life is a store of my experience, a Life of aspirations, sorrows, joys and triumphs. (M. Saryan)


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