Rubik Kocharian is a fine artist living and working in California. To date in his prolific career, he has produced over 1,000 original oil paintings and drawings.
Rubik was born in 1940 in Yerevan, Armenia. His family was exiled to Siberia in 1946 during Stalin’s regime. Rubik studied under Ivan Pavlov, a Russian artist in exile. In 1953, his family returned to Yerevan where he entered the Terlemezian Art School, studying under several well known Armenian artists. In 1955, Rubik entered Moscow School of Art and had the opportunity to study Old Masters at the Pushkin Museum. He returned to Yerevan in 1959 where he worked with leading influential artists and received his Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Yerevan State Art Institute in 1968. Rubik participated in many shows in Armenia and throughout the former Soviet Union.Rubik emigrated to the United States in 1974, arriving in this country with no money and no paintings, which he was forced to leave behind in Russia. During the hardship of his early years in America, Rubik managed to establish a studio on Madison Avenue in New York City and filled his studio with newly created paintings. He exhibited in numerous galleries in New York and Washington, DC.
From 1980 to 1982, Rubik created a series of paintings in Greece on a commission by a collector. In 1986, Rubik relocated to Los Angeles where he was represented by Heritage Gallery and other venues. He has been living in Clovis, California since 1996. Rubik’s paintings are in private collections and have been featured in museums in Russia and America.
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Bellow a small selection of his wonderful art.