Armenian Painters: Rubik Kocharian

Rubik Kocharian is a fine artist living and working in California. To date in his prolific career, he has produced over 1,000 original oil paintings and drawings.

Rubik was born in 1940 in Yerevan, Armenia. His family was exiled to Siberia in 1946 during Stalin’s regime. Rubik studied under Ivan Pavlov, a Russian artist in exile. In 1953, his family returned to Yerevan where he entered the Terlemezian Art School, studying under several well known Armenian artists. In 1955, Rubik entered Moscow School of Art and had the opportunity to study Old Masters at the Pushkin Museum. He returned to Yerevan in 1959 where he worked with leading influential artists and received his Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Yerevan State Art Institute in 1968. Rubik participated in many shows in Armenia and throughout the former Soviet Union.Rubik emigrated to the United States in 1974, arriving in this country with no money and no paintings, which he was forced to leave behind in Russia. During the hardship of his early years in America, Rubik managed to establish a studio on Madison Avenue in New York City and filled his studio with newly created paintings. He exhibited in numerous galleries in New York and Washington, DC.

From 1980 to 1982, Rubik created a series of paintings in Greece on a commission by a collector. In 1986, Rubik relocated to Los Angeles where he was represented by Heritage Gallery and other venues.  He has been living in Clovis, California since 1996. Rubik’s paintings are in private collections and have been featured in museums in Russia and America.

You can follow his creations on his official Facebook page!

Bellow a small selection of his wonderful art.

Chariot Race by Rubik Kocharian

Chariot Race by Rubik Kocharian

 

Bowl of Pomegranates by Rubik Kocharian

Bowl of Pomegranates by Rubik Kocharian

 

Akhtamar (Based on Armenian Legend),  2002 by Rubik Kocharian

Akhtamar (Based on Armenian Legend), 2002 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Incense Burner 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

Incense Burner 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Golden Chalice 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

Golden Chalice 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Mithradates VI Greeted at the Shrine of Goddess Anahit 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

Mithradates VI Greeted at the Shrine of Goddess Anahit 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Girl with Shield 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

Girl with Shield 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

 

E-World 2004 by Rubik Kocharian

E-World 2004 by Rubik Kocharian

 

The Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew in Armenia 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

The Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew in Armenia 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Pomegranate Dance 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

Pomegranate Dance 2010 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Lady of Urartu 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

Lady of Urartu 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

 

White Elephant 1990 by Rubik Kocharian

White Elephant 1990 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Collectibles 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

Collectibles 2005 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Sacrifice for Shedu 2002 by Rubik Kocharian

Sacrifice for Shedu 2002 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Urartian Sculptor 2008 by Rubik Kocharian

Urartian Sculptor 2008 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Mithradates & Tigranes 2008 by Rubik Kocharian

Mithradates & Tigranes 2008 by Rubik Kocharian

 

The Mithridate Wine 2009 by Rubik Kocharian

The Mithridate Wine 2009 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Tigranakert in its Glory 2003 by Rubik Kocharian

Tigranakert in its Glory 2003 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Welcoming Queen Sheba 2004 by Rubik Kocharian

Welcoming Queen Sheba 2004 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Oedipus in the Temple of Apollo 2002 by Rubik Kocharian

Oedipus in the Temple of Apollo 2002 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Pomegranates & Grapes by Rubik Kocharian

Pomegranates & Grapes by Rubik Kocharian

 

Cherubs with Zvartnots Cathedral Eagle 2012 by Rubik Kocharian

Cherubs with Zvartnots Cathedral Eagle 2012 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Mortar and Pestle 2000 by Rubik Kocharian

Mortar and Pestle 2000 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Cherubs with Goddess Anahit 2012 by Rubik Kocharian

Cherubs with Goddess Anahit 2012 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Cherubs with the Vase 2006 by Rubik Kocharian

Cherubs with the Vase 2006 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Self Portrait 2011 by Rubik Kocharian

Self Portrait 2011 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Evening Ride 2011 by Rubik Kocharian

Evening Ride 2011 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Daisy Tiara 2009 by Rubik Kocharian

Daisy Tiara 2009 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Seven Dates 2008 by Rubik Kocharian

Seven Dates 2008 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Artist's Muse 2003 by Rubik Kocharian

Artist’s Muse 2003 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Finding Venus 2004 by Rubik Kocharian

Finding Venus 2004 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Phaeton's Chariot Struck by Zeus 2011 by Rubik Kocharian

Phaeton’s Chariot Struck by Zeus 2011 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Girl in Blue 2002 by Rubik Kocharian

Girl in Blue 2002 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Peppers and Mugs 2006 by Rubik Kocharian

Peppers and Mugs 2006 by Rubik Kocharian

 

Pomegranates on Tree by Rubik Kocharian

Pomegranates on Tree by Rubik Kocharian

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