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Samvel Lajikian - beauty and potential

by Informed Collector on 8/27/2014 7:28:06 AM

This post is from our Informed Collector newsletter. If you would like to receive daily briefs about today's finest artists, visit for your free subscription.

Informed Collector Recommends:
Samvel Lajikian

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lajikian's renaissance style breathes life onto the canvas, magnificently displaying the beauty and potential of human beings. 

Self Portrait by Samvel Lajikian (shown below) was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition.
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Lajikian's renaissance style breathes life onto the canvas, magnificently displaying the beauty and potential of human beings.

- Informed Collector

Quick Facts about Samvel Lajikian:

* Year Born: 1953

* In April of 1997 Lajikian held his first exhibition in the United States. He displayed "Rugs" collection in Agora Gallery in New York City.

* Michael Jackson acquired Samvel Lajikian's painting "Last Supper" composition with his portrait in 2003.

* Lajikian's painting "The Last Supper" was displayed on stage during Katt Williams' HBO special "Priceless: Afterlife."

* Price Range: NA

* Main Website:

Artworks by Samvel Lajikian:


The Artist Says:

"Every person that graces this world with his or her presence has a mission accompanied with a God-given gift", states Lajikian. "The meaning of life is to discover that talent and do what we're put on this earth to do. I am thrilled and humbled that I met Katt (Williams) who is a genius at what he does. I am more-so excited that we both found our purpose in life through our art. Katt is a great master of his craft and it's an honor that our paths have crossed."

Dealers Say:

Samvel Lajikian is an artist of unique talent. When you look at his paintings you feel the breath of the Armenian nation, the East. The exhibited artworks have a wonderful composition, are full of the transparency of light and shadow.

Micky K. Schalit, 'Agora' gallery, New York

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Samvel Lajikian is an honored artist of Republic of Armenia. Born in Gyumri, Armenia in 1953, Lajikian received his graduate degrees from Engineering University, and from Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan. From 1987 to 1995 Lajikian was the president of the Union of Artists and the principal of the Merkurov Art School of Gyumri. In 1995 Lajikian moved to the United States.

Lajikian, who is considered a renaissance style artist by his peers and art critics, has been creating masterpieces of visual arts for over three decades. He has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the United States, among which was a private exhibition at Agora Galleries in New York City. He illustrated hundreds of books of such famous authors like Pushkin, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Daniel Defoe and many others.

Lajikian's artworks have been acquired by the Ministry of Arts and Culture of Armenia, The State Gallery of Armenia, Merkurov Museum, as well as many private collectors.

Lajikian's artworks have also mesmerized many celebrities, among whom was Michael Jackson, who privately acquired "Michael Jackson Last Supper" oil on canvas creation in 2003.

In August of 2014 HBO aired comedian Katt Williams' special "Priceless: Afterlife" directed by Spike Lee. For his special Katt Williams chose the work of Samvel Lajikian, to be displayed on his stage as a part of the decor. The 4' by 4' oil painting on canvas of Jesus Christ "The Last Supper" was displayed on the stage during the entire show.

Though religious paintings have been most successful among private collectors, Lajikian has an extensive line of portraits, landscapes, still lives and various compositions that are masterly performed in all techniques including watercolor, acrylic and oil.

Lajikian currently resides in Laguna Niguel with his wife.




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Brian Sherwin
His portrait work is packed with emotion.


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