MONTREAL, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - We regret to inform you of the death of painter Armand Tatossian member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Mr. Tatossian passed away suddenly on August 23, in Montreal.
Armand Tatossian, was a Canadian-Armenian artist of unparalleled talent and artistic vision who had the honor of being the youngest member ever accepted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.) in 1973. Born in Alexandria Egypt in 1951, Mr. Tatossian is descendant from long line of artists. His grandfather, after whom he was named, was a painter and curator at the Alexandria Museum of Egypt. His uncle, Yeghiche Tatossian, was an Armenian landscape painter who traveled to Paris to study Post-Impressionism, ultimately returning to Armenia to bring the style home. Finally, Mr. Tatossian's own father, Charles Tatossian, was and still remains a painter in Canada.
Armand Tatossian was only six years old when he was first introduced to art by his grandfather. Some of his early teachers included: his father- Charles Garo Tatossian, the Serbian sculptor Jose Majzner as well as the respected portraitist and muralist Adam Sherriff-Scott. In 1970, Armand Tatossian travelled to Paris to study under the famous French painter and lithographer Jean CARZOU (Karnig Zumulian), naive painter Bernard Buffet, and painter Jansem (Jani Semerdjian). Following the Academy des Beaux-Arts, Mr. Tatossian studied mural technique at the Carrarra Academy in Italy.
Armand Tatossian's exuberant artistic energy was largely expressed in oil on canvas paintings as well as lithographs on Arches paper (his preferred artistic mediums). His subject matter varied: abstracts, landscapes (country and city), still life, tone on tone, and the ever so distinctive style dubbed "Tatossianisme". Mr. Tatossian's unique vision and artistic style received international exposure through featured in exhibitions and museum collections worldwide as early as 1968. In addition, numerous presidential as well as private and corporate collections internationally are home to many Tatossian originals.
In addition, Tatossian's work has graced the walls of the Musée du Quebec (Canada), National Gallery of Athens (Greece), Musée de Saint-Lazaro (Italy), the Fine-Arts Museum of the Republic of Armenia (Armenia), the Presidential Library (Washington DC, USA), and the Armenian Museum of America (Massachusetts, USA). Several National Galleries in North America have featured his creations: the National Galleries of Canada, Washington DC, Chicago Illinois, and Boston Massachusetts, to name a few.
Armand Tatossian will be missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. The family will be receiving condolences at the Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 boul. des Sources in Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A6 on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. The funeral ceremony will be held at St-Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral, 615 Stuart Ave, Outremont at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by check to: "The Tatossian Foundation", an entity soon to be incorporated.
Please note that the armandtatossian.com website and the Facebook Fan Page were not managed by Armand Tatossian or his family. To reach the family, please write to his sister Mary Tatossian at [email protected]
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