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biography of Jirayr Hamparzoom ZORTHIAN (1912-2004)

Birth place: Kutahia, Armenia

Addresses: Altadena, CA; New Haven, CT in 1940

Profession: Painter, craftsperson, designer, lecturer, printmaker, teacher

Studied: Yale Sch. FA (B.F.A.); in Italy.

Exhibited: New Haven PCC, 1936, 1938-41; BMA, 1943-45; Wash. County MFA, 1945; Calif. State Fair; PAFA Ann., 1947; CPLH; Los Angeles Mus. Art; Los Angeles County Fair; Pasadena Art Mus., 1954 (solo), 1955; Nat. Orange Show, 1954; Sierra Madre Lib. (solo).

Member: AAPL; Pasadena AA; Pasadena Soc. Artists; AEA.

Work: murals, State Capitol, Nashville, TN; United Illuminating Co., New Haven, CT; New Plaza Hotel, Harrisburg, PA; Camp Ritchie, MD; WPA mural, USPO, St. Johnsville, NY

Comments: Positions: artist, Pasadena Independent Star News, 1953-58; art instr., Tom Chandler Sch., Pasadena, CA, 1958. Contrib.: Pencil Points, Life, G.I. Sketch Book.

Sources: WW47.


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