Biographical Notes

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1937 Born to Armenian parents, in Cairo, Egypt.

1940-53 English education at Alvernia English Convent School, Victoria College Cairo, The English School Cairo.

1948-68 Frequented the atelier of Master Painter Zorian, in Cairo, and studied with him at various times over a period of 20 years.

1954-56 Cairo University, Faculty of Fine Arts - Cairo, Egypt.

1956-58 Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art - Cairo, Egypt.

1968 Moved to Canada and settled in Toronto.

1972-82 University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada.

2006 Elected member, Portrait Society of Canada

2007 Professional member, Arts and Letters Club of Toronto

2007 Elected member, Society of Canadian Artists

2008 Elected member, Ontario Society of Artists

2009 Elected member, Colour and Form Society