Biographical Notes

Valmar (Volodya Margarian)

  • 1948 Born in Gumri, Republic of Armenia.
  • 1966 Finished secondary school #12 and Merkurov School of Fine Arts.
  • 1970 Onwards he has taken part in several exhibitions on national as well as international levels.
  • 1972 Graduated from Yerevan Fine Arts Institute. After graduation, he has been the student of the world famous Armenian Painter and sculptor Yervand Kochar.
  • 1976 Member of the Artist Union of the USSR.
  • 1976-1980 Director of Akhourian Fine Arts School and Secretary of the Armenian Artists Union of Gyumri.
  • 1980 Head of the art department at Yerevan Art School #1.
  • 1980-the present He has received several International awards, prizes and diplomas.
  • 1994 Member of the International Federation of Artists. Valmar is the author of many art and design books.
  • 2006 Honored Artist of The Republic of Armenia.
  • 2007 Was awarded a golden medal after “Catholicos of all Armenians, Vazgen 1-st”.
  • 2008 Was awarded a golden medal of the “Ministry of Culture”.
  • 2011  Has deserved to the Prime-minister medal.
  • 2011  Has deserved to the Prime-minister medal.
  • 2011  Has awarded with “Master” honourable gold medal.
  • 2013  Has awarded with  Culture Ministry “ Grigor Narekatsy” medal.
  • 2015    VALMAR  is rewarded as national artist of RA

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