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Modernist Russian Icon Painting by Armenian Artist A. Mouradian



A modernist inspired fable painting by A. Mouradian. This piece, an oil on canvas, is unsigned. We recently acquired a small grouping of Armenian figurative paintings by this unknown artist from the collection of Gordon Lankton, founder of the American Museum of Russian Icons. Although this work date to the mid 1990s, it reflects a particular modernist style that belongs to a generation earlier. It was painted and collected in Yerevan, Armenia only a few years after the fall of communism there in 1989. Years of isolation during the Soviet era allowed the artists of this tiny country to develop a unique style of portraiture, rooted deeply in their culture’s folk art heritage, which expresses almost Celtic or Scandinavian qualities. Not unlike Europe during the Middle Ages, Christianity was and remains an all important source of inspiration for these artists, particularly since religion was banned for most of the 20th century, but the representation of fables here seems more rooted in family and tradition than simple iconography. Works such as this are considered quite rare in North America.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.25 in. (69.22 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In fine vintage condition, minor signs of age appropriate wear to the frame.
  • Seller Location
    Peabody, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU888018816362

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