Victor Dumanian

Born: 1926, Baku
Died: 2004, Moscow

Armenian sculptor, musician. Born in the family of Khachatur Dumanian in Baku (1926). Studied the cello at the Azerbaijan Conservatoire in Baku (1945–46) and sculpture at the Panos Terlemezian School of Art in Yerevan (1946–48) and under Nikolai Tomsky at the Vasily Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow (1948–54). Member of the Union of Artists (1957). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1982). Awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples (1986), Mitrofan Grekov Gold Medal (1988) and a gold medal of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1988). Sculpted statues of Modest Mussorgsky in the village of Karevo in Pskov Region (1989) and Sergei Prokofiev at 8 Tokmakov Lane in Moscow (1991). Contributed high reliefs to the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow (1990s). Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts (1997), chairman of the Moscow branch of the Union of Artists (1997–2000). Died in Moscow (2004). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1956), including Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union (1960–85) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2006).

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