Diran Garabedian (1882-1963)

The great painter Diran Garabedian was born in Cairo in 1882. Therefore, if we disregard the engraver Tigran Polat (1874-1950) who was born in Alexandria, but spent most of his life in France, Diran can be considered the 1st Armeno-Egyptian artist in modern times who was born on Egyptian soil. Diran’s mother was named Serpouhy Balayan – Garabedian, born in Istanbul and deceased in Cairo (1856-1923), while his father was Bedros Garabedian, a rich landlord born and deceased in Cairo (1848-1916). They had six children; all of them were boys, Diran being the 3rd son. Here, in order to reveal

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