Alexander BASHBEUK-MELIKIAN 1891 — 1966
Олександр БАЖБЕУК-МЕЛІКЯН • Александр Александрович БАЖБЕУК-МЕЛИКЯН
Alexander Alexandrovich Bazhbeuk-Melikyan was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1891. He was a Soviet artist, graphic designer and sculptor of Armenian origin. In 1903, he began his studies at the School of Art and Sculpture of the Caucasus Society for the Encouragement for the Fine Arts. Here he met Lado Gudiashvili. In 1910 Bazhbeuk-Melikyan went to Moscow where he studied in the studio of V. N. Meshkov and in 1911 the artist entered the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. He served in the Imperial Russian Army on the Odessa front from 1913 to 1915. The artist returned to Tbilisi in 1917. In 1922-1929 he taught at the studio of Mose Toidze and until 1938 at the Georgia Academy of Arts. In 1961 Bazhbeuk-Melikyan was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. The artist died in 1966.