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Ara Hakobyan

Ara Hakobyan

Artist, Doctor of Art Sciences, Professor


“Ara Hakobyan is an artist of skillful stroke and acute vision – honest and sincere in his works of art, and this is nothing accidental since he was born in art expert Hravard Hakobyan’s family”

Corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Doctor in Theory of Art, Professor Ararat Aghasyan

“Ara Hakobyan’s art does not impose anything to anyone – except for the satisfaction and pleasure that are to be typically delivered through fine arts.” 

Corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Honored Worker of Culture, Doctor in Theory of Art, Professor Vigen Ghazaryan

“Ara Hakobyan’s works of art are objective and realistic. The viewer can perceive the artist’s level of professional skills. However, they are far from banality. The sincere feelings, utterly personal and even intimate approach attribute certain vibe to his paintings, creating a delicate aura surrounding them”   

 Art expert, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences Zaruhi Maloyan

“Ara Hakobyan’s art is truthful, convincing, sincere, temperate, however – artistically enhanced. When the inborn capacity is refined, perfected and enhanced in layers, it becomes acceptable, familiar and dear to the viewer”

Art expert Varditer Gamaghelyan

“When I am asked about the style that I create in, I answer that I try to obey only one single style – the style of sincerity in my art”

Ara Hakobyan


Artist, art expert, Doctor of Art Sciences, Professor, Member of the Union of Artists of Armenia, Member of Tekeyan Cultural Association.

Prof. Hakobyan was born in 1973 in Yerevan. Between 1990 and 1997, he completed his studies at the Department of Painting at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts. In 2001, he mastered painting skills at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy.

Currently, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Art Education of Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University.

In 2002, Dr Hakobyan won the award for the best artwork at the exhibition of the Armenian Artists Union. In 2019, Professor Hakobyan received the Vahan Tekeyan Award.


  • Venice (Italy, 2001)
  • Museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan (Armenia, 2011)
  • Embassy of the United States of America in the Republic of Armenia (Armenia, 2013)
  • Union of Painters of Armenia (2014) 
  • Armenian-Russian Friendship Museum (2014)
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