Egishe Martirosovich Tatevosian
Tatevosian, Egishe Martirosovich
Born Sept. 12 (24), 1870, in Vagarshapat, now Echmiadzin; died Jan. 22, 1936, in Tbilisi. Soviet painter. Honored Art Worker of the Armenian SSR (1935).
Tatevosian graduated from the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture in 1894. His teachers and friends V. D. Polenov and E. D. Polenova exerted a considerable influence on his development as an artist, as did the impressionists. Tatevosian participated in the exhibitions of the Union of Russian Artists and World of Art (Mir Iskusstva). He produced landscapes, genre paintings, portraits, and works on fabled and allegorical subjects, such as One of My Daydreams (1905; the Picture Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan). After 1910 he developed a more realistic style, paying special attention to chiaroscuro and color. Typical of his work during the period are The Shepherd With His Flock (1919, Ars Asiatica, Moscow) and his many studies of Armenian, Georgian, Crimean, and Mediterranean landscapes. After 1920 his interest in portraits grew; the painting Komitas (1935; Picture Gallery of Armenia) is an example.