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|Born|| 28 February [O.S. 16 February] 1880|
Nakhichevan-on-Don, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire
|Died|| 5 May 1972 (aged 92)|
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia
|Works||"Armenia", "Morning at Stavrino", "Burning Heat with a Dog Running", and "In the Grove at Sambek"|
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)
- словари (1972-05-05). "(in Russian) Biography in Great Soviet Encyclopedia". Slovari.yandex.ru. http://slovari.yandex.ru/~%D0%BA%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%B8/%D0%91%D0%A1%D0%AD/%D0%A1%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8C%D1%8F%D0%BD%20%D0%9C%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%20%D0%A1%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87/. Retrieved 2013-05-11.