Mariam Arshaki Aslamazian was born October 20, 1907 in Bash-Shirak village, near Alexandropol and was a Soviet painter, recognized as a People’s Artist of the Armenian SSR (1965) and People’s Artist of the Soviet Union (1990).
She was the sister of painter Yeranuhi Aslamazian.
Aslamazian was the student of Stepan Aghajanian and Petrov-Vodkin. Her paintings evoke the dramatic, colorful themes of the period of her life.
While critics argue the relative strengths of her paintings, her exquisite ceramic plates are universally proclaimed masterpieces.
A large collection of their works is kept at the Aslamazian Sisters’ Museum in their native Gyumri.
Mariam Aslamazian died in 2006 in Moscow, and was buried in Yerevan’s Komitas Pantheon.
We all know Frida, but we don’t really care about her, because we have Our Mariam Aslamazian, who is one of our own, and deserves to be acknowledged worldwide , and next time we visit Armenia, we have one more place to visit and enjoy our time.