Levon Airapetiants

Born: 1919, Kislovodsk
Died: 2003, St Petersburg

Armenian graphic artist, poster designer. Born in the family of Yervand Airapetiants in the town of Kislovodsk in the Caucasus (1919). Studied at Eachi Proshian’s studio in Kislovodsk (late 1920s–early 1930s). Graduated from the Faculty of History of Kolomna Institute of Teaching (1941) and the Faculty of Philosophy of Leningrad University (1955). Fought in the Second World War (1944–45). Lived in Leningrad (from 1946). Worked as artistic director of the Children’s Publishing House and under Nikolai Akimov at the Theatre of Comedy (1950–60). Member of Lenizo (1950) and the Union of Artists (1965). Worked for the Leningrad Art Foundation. Rector of the Leningrad School of Designers (1960s–70s). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR. Died in St Petersburg (2003). Contributed to poster competitions and exhibitions, including St Petersburg: A Portrait of the City and its Citizens at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2003) and a one-man show in Yerevan (1966).

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