Marco Grigorian was already a famous artist. He was born in Kropotkin, Russia and in 1930 moved to Tehran with his family. In 1950 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and worked there for about ten years. The artist had held exhibitions in Rome, Paris and London. The first Italian period of his creative life included realistic pieces, while later, the artist began working in the genre of expressionism. This shift to expressionism was quite natural in the post-war Europe among the artists who were mainly depicting the human tragedy, depression and torture. Grigorian made monumental canvases dwelling on the victims of the Armenian Genocide and the immigrants from Van, the town of his ancestors. The used such means of expression as deformation, mixture of colors and ashes, which greatly emphasized the tragic content of the canvases.
After achieving certain success in Italy, the artist returned to Iran. Here he founded "Esthetic" gallery-studio, uniting young artists under his roof, namely E. Ayvazian, R. Voskanian, S. Mekonian, as well as Iranian painters. This group of artists was mainly working in free and independent style.
In 1962 M. Grigorian settled down in New York city, where he established the Archil Gorky Gallery that still functions. The gallery becomes a unique art center. In the last period of his creative life, Girgorian was working in the theme of the earth, which he considered to be a sphere, basis and concept for higher human activities.
In early 1990ies when Armenia was proclaimed an independent state, Grigorian brought a rich collection of unique artifacts to Yerevan and opened "Middle East" exposition at the Charents Museum in Yerevan. A bit later, In Garni, the artist established his second gallery-studio, aiming to present the unknown and unique color plate of the Armenian nature to the various artists of the world.
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- 570 Signature of the Treaty between Armenia and the Byzantine Empire.
- 1387 Tamerlane's forces surround and occupy Fort Van (Western Armenia).
- 1850 The "Ararat" weekly is first published in Tbilissi (Georgia). Gabriel Patkanyan is the publisher.
- 1860 Creation of the "National Union" with the active participation of Meekayel Nalbandyan in Constantinople.
- 1860 The Armenian Benevolent Union is created.
- 1861 G.Yeranyan, N.Tashtchyan and T.Tshookhadjiyan publish the semi-annual "Armenian Lyre" periodical devoted to music.
- 1868 Opening of the Yerevan Gymnasium.
- 1868 Birth in Elizabetpol (Gandzak) of Melik Melikyan (Bolshevik politician). He was murdered in Baku in 1918.
- 1886 Minas Cheraz opens the Central College at Kalatia (Constantinople).
- 1894 The centenary of Armenian journalism is celebrated.
- 1920 The First Assembly of Eastern Peoples opens in Baku with Armenian participation.
- 1939 Start of the Second World War.
- 1958 The Agriculture and Agrochemistry Research Institute is founded within Armenia's Ministry of Agriculture.
- 1966 Continuing an unbroken practice since the thirties, Soviet Armenia sends petitions to the central authorities in Moscow to return Artsakh to Armenia. These petitions eventually are accompanied by mass protests in Artsakh, which lead to a crackdown by the Communist authorities.
- 1997 Arkady Ghukasyan (former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Artsakh) is elected President of Artsakh.