art, las vegas nevada , firstname.lastname@example.org, May 12, 2010
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I have 6 water color type paintings that say M. Feri Studio Hayraptian with an elevated number 2 after Hayratian. Then it says Tehran 62. My father was stationed in Tehran for 18 months back in 1962 and he picked up these paintings. They almost look like a type of folk art or street art. Various scenes of street life in Tehran. What are they worth?
Who took the photo: R. A. Hayrapetian
I have two watercolrs by this artist. One is of a vendor at the bazaar with a scale and fruits and vegetables. He is wearing a long blue robe of some type. The watercolor is signed Demon 1948 Tehran, Iran in the lower left hand corner. The other water color is of two old men sitting on a mud brick wall reading a paper. It is also signed in the same way in the left lower corner. My father was an archeologist with the oriental Institute of University of Chicago. They were digging at Persepolis when he bought these watercolors.
Tim McCown, Special Education teacher
Who took the photo: RA Hayrepetial
firstname.lastname@example.org, February 09, 2009
the seconde painting depecting the same standing iranian lady diferent dress holding a carafe of wine and and a cup , but serving an iranian men dressed the iranian style sitting on her knees.
if anybody need to see the photos i can send it by e-mail.
ayad khabbazeh, expert in antiquities
Who is in the photo: a kurdish rural aristocrate from beginning of 20th centurey
a proud yong kurd ,on his birthday
abas said jaff, dentist
Who took the photo: ?
What is remarkable about the painting is that he looks very happy despite his circumstances. The painting has remarkable detail in some areas and looks like the artist did not get a chance to put the level of detail he was aiming for in other areas. Perhaps he was under a timeline for producing the painting.
If anyone knows anything about this painting or the artist I would appreciate your input. Unlike most other works from Studio Demon, this is an oil painting and not a water color. Does anyone know if the studio also did oil paintings?
Nels Andersen, Consultant
Who took the photo: a armanian painter in tehran studio
i am from iranian kurdistan ; mukriyan.so i know that the cloth of young man is mykriyani. and he is from mukriyan-iranian kurdistan.
A. Hayrapetian is my grandpas cousin, Im lookin for his paintings, I just have the copies. He waz born at 1926, he is from Tabriz (Iran), hed been in Hamadan for 13 years. He went to Tehran when he was 14 years old. His proffesors name was Dev which means Demon, & becoause of this his studio was named (Studio Demon) wich was located at GIV passag at Naderi Ave. in front of Naderi Hotel.
I have 4 R.A. Hayrapetian water colors, signed and dated 1955, Tahran and have the rectangular stamp on the back which includes "Naderi Avenue Passage Guiv" as well as a native language marking. My grandparents (from California) lived in Tahran in 1955, my granfather worked for an oil company building oil rigs. We had a dozen of these water colars and have let them go during the years until these remaing 4 which were part of the family decor for many years. I was getting ready to pass these along to some one who has an appreciation of them when I looked up this website. Thanks for all the good info.
Linda Brown, Accountant
Who took the photo: un known
I Belive he is a ermanian man. but in same time there is kurdish in it too. there for it dont really matter what he is. hi reperezent history in his face. but i'm perry sure he is not turkish. no 1 can calaim history. B`cauce history for all of us.the pic reperezend mezopotanya.some people write onthe weeb the kurdish are etnhic gurup`s but if look`ed a history.it``is not like that.whate sahame, to our ensester`ers. to all of us......
zoroeaster, the world, June 23, 2006
Who took the photo: ???????????
I saw different remarks on this pace that have nothing to do with the photo and instead talk about nationalism or pride. My friends God made difference among men to test them! Also the rights of all peoples and their cultures should be respected. In Iran the Kurds are recognized as the founders of Iran and the Iranian nation. Cyrus who was king of Pas was a vassal to his Grandfather, the king of Mede and all Iran. Cyrus was also half Persian and half Mede(Kurd).
I have just acquired 4 watercolors from a garage sale and each is in original frame and has Demon 1943, Tehranm Iran in the corner. They each depict a man of the working class. ONe is selling fruit, one is writing, one is smoking a pipe and one is carrying a large container(made of skins) with a liquid in it.
Kay Brown, U.S.A, email@example.com, November 14, 2005
I do not know anything about the photograph, but would like to have more information about R. A. Hayrapetian - Studio Demon - Tehren.
Diane, USA, October 04, 2005
We have three of these paintings- one like the picture in this website. All three are signed Demon 1950 Tehran Iran. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
USA, email@example.com, September 01, 2005
george, usa, firstname.lastname@example.org, June 09, 2005
Who is in the photo: saw numerous people in paintings today
Mine is marked R. A. Hayrapetian. Its in very soft colors, with a lot of attention to detail.It also says studio demon,1952.
curious, USA, email@example.com, March 18, 2005
I have 6 R.A. Hayrapetian watercolors 2 of which are dated 1954 Tehran. Some also have Demon Studio Demon on them.
Karen, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org, January 14, 2005
Who took the photo: ahmet ziya akbulut
Turkish painter Ahmet Ziya Akbulut who first photographed then painted some of his work, during the ottoman empire rule and then continued throughout the the republic of turkey which is when he took this photo and painted it.
osman, January 12, 2005
Who took the photo: V. David
I have a few of these watercolors by the hyrahpetyan studio signed by V. David dating from the 20s to the late 50s By the quantities of the solder in the watercolor above I imagine that it was a successful portrait and he sold a number of these (all being originals and in gouache the one above is a gouache and watercolors) the technique is VERY GOOD it is very difficult to do good watercolor portraits...I Suspect that he had a photo of this man and used it over and over to do other versions of this subject. I also suspect that the studio was a tourist stop for american and british employees of the oil industry because a large portion of my collection came from the same man who was retired from shell (unfortunately, i bought these from his estate and there was no further info. We will have to wait until the Government of Iran changes to find out much more....but it is an interesting search for the truth..I am completely fascinated by the history of these excellent pieces of art and their history if anyone reading this note has one to sell please feel free to contact me.
D. Michael Millard-Lowe, Antique Dealer
AVAK HAYRAPETIAN IS WELL-KNOWN IRAN BORN ARMENIAN PAINTER WHO IS LIVING IN USA & HE IS APROX. 80 YEARS OLD MAN NOW.HE HAS GONE TO US 20 YEARS AGO.RECHING HIS FAMILY AT THERE. BEFOR LEAVING IRAN HE HAD A STUDIO IN TEHRAN IN EX NADERI STREET AT GIV PASSAGE IN FRONT OF NADERI HOTEL. IN HIS STUDIO HE & HIS STUDENTS CREATED MANY PAINTS FOR SELLING THEM TO TOURISTES. BECAUSE OF THE MAGER OF STUDIOS CUSTEMERS WERE EAUROPIAN & AMERICAN TOURISTS, THEY PAINTED TRADITIONAL IRANIAN SUBJECTS WHICH WAS INTERESTING FOR VISITORS. SO I THINK FOR MR HAYRAPETIAN & HIS STUDENTS IT WAS NOT VERY IMPORTANT PERSONALITY OF THEIR SUBJECTS. THE MAIN IMPORTANT GOAL WAS THE COLOR & THE FIGURS OF THE SUBJECTS WHICH MADE THE PAINT INTERESTING FOR VISITORS.
BERNARD, BERNARD-DROR@MSN.COM, September 03, 2004
Studio Demon was a small art studio in Tehran ( Teheran ) that produced watercolors which were then sold in various shops in Iran and also by street vendors.
A. Amirian, international art broker
picture of ghazy mohamad and his party demkrat kurdestan iranre
rebin email@example.com, January 21, 2004
B BRIGGS, USA, January 04, 2004
Who took the photo: who knows?
the history of this photo is acutlly about kurds and kurds identty and culture
But People does he look like armain or turks to yall? i dont think so the man have a real folklor kurdish custum that man in that picute anit a rmanen or turks.... nooooooo just by looking at the picuter u can tell the man is a real kurd iam sure 100% that man is kurdish and from somwher in kurdistan...... kurda baba kurda hare ba jilakanya dira ka kurda kurdi asla byyyyyy
kchki kurd, dont worry
Mansoor Mirenayat, Iran, firstname.lastname@example.org, October 14, 2003
Who took the photo: xxxx
Just a picture of a Kurdish young boy
Dţndar Košer, Student
Who took the photo: WATERCOLOUR
The artist was obviously an Armenian. My deduction that the picture was painted in Iran is based on the fact that Armenians are well tolerated in Iran while there have been many pogams in Turkey to iradicate whole families and villages of Armenians in Turkey. I have two prized paintings by an Armenian who lived in Bandar Pahlavi (now Bandar Anzali) while I lived there (1975-1979). The style of my paintings and the style of this painting is identical. These are my conclusions but are by no means do I know the true origin of this magnificient work.
SHIRIN NAQSHBANDI, retired
Who took the photo: Painted by an Armenian painter resided in Tahran, his origin/d
May be it painted according to impressions recorded by the painter during a trip to Mahabad region or it was sketched by him due to watching/ meetin (rich/Chief) kurds were visiting Tehran in 1930
Burhan Braost, Kurdistan, Erbil, Burhan986@hotmail.com, August 19, 2003
C. Vincent, retired teacher
Who took the photo: Mine is not a photo, it is an original watercolor
Found it at an Estate Sale in Aurora, Illinois
Ann, US, email@example.com, August 06, 2003
Who took the photo: a talented artist i would to think
this painting can be of anyone. I dont see how people have come to the answer of this person in picture is kurdish,ok his wearing the kurdish colours but just becouse it was bought of a kurdish man doesnt mean its kurdish. the person does seem to look like he was upper class and ithink he must of been some kind of leader or some sort. I think we should the picture checked out and even if we did i dont think there would be much answers. If you asking why us kurds dont have much of a past even if we do none of us know.
Guney Yadirgi, student
Who took the photo: I wish I knew.
Kani Areef, University Law studant
Who took the photo: it's a painting.
sure he looks rich...I want to say that there are 71 ethnic groups in Anatolia,and it's not just Turks and Kurds...I am turkish with arabian and yugoslavian origins myself,and I'm proud to be turkish.I have kurdish origined friends they're proud of who they are and they can't understand what this historical fight is all about. 50,000 innocent citizens of Turkish Republic have been killed by terrorism;what is told to the western world as a search for history and land has been a horrible war for people here.This is not the way things have to be done if it's a search for freedom...We live in the 21st century;people talk now. Western World has to see both sides of the story,I bet nobody knows that almost half of the Turkish government has Kurdish politicians.Literate and intellectual Kurdish are happy with their identity,all the Republic has to do is invest more in the eastern region,where many many ethnic groups live also,not only Kurds or Turks.Turkish economy has been manipulated by some superpowers such as USA,if we can stop this, nobody in Turkey has to be poor or unhappy with his identity,we're all proud of who we are,with Kurds,Turks and all others and we don't need to fight in our own country,Anatolia is the cradle of civilisations,we should all be proud of our culture,this is what Ataturk would want;as he also says "Peace in the country,Peace on Earth." --Sorry this has been more than the story of the picture but I wanted to make it a story of brotherhood.
IndigoTurk, Republic of Turkey
If anyone has any additional information on this artist. Please e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I came across some of his original watercolors and I cannot access any info beside this hit on this website. Any pertinent info appreciated. Thank you!
email@example.com, May 13, 2002
Who is in the photo: Kutker?Dayka Tirkan
Kutker?Dayka Tirkan, was croned as a Agha for the village named: Quna Res
Kir Mezin, Switzerland, Kirmezin@yahoo.com, February 06, 2001
Where it was taken: possibly Mahabat (The first Kurdish capital city)
Simkoye Shikak was one of the first leaders of Kurdistan in the late 1800's. Simkoye Shikak started the first revolution for The freedom Of Kurds.
Bikas, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org, October 26, 2000
Who took the photo: Hayrapetyan
The name Hayrapetyan is a common Armenian name, so the photographer is probably Armenian.
Deborah, UK, October 14, 2000
Where it was taken: somewhere in Kurdistan
His ancestor was an tribe leader, close to border of Iran. His father had died of illness and he was the only son.
Yousuf Aftab, Iran, Noaman_s_s@yahoo.com, September 22, 2000
Who took the photo: Alakka
:I think he is a kurd by his Jamadani. And a sezda by his Damochaw.
kurdow, australia, email@example.com, August 30, 2000
Who took the photo: Kholai Bah
The painter is obviously Armenian, from the name Hayrapetian, which means son of the priest.
NY, Azreyel@worldnet.att.net, April 28, 2000
Who is in the photo: an Hawrami man
I THINK IT IS HAWRAMI BECAUSE HE IS WEARING A MISHKI, IT IS LIKELY TO BE TAKEN IN A WEDDING.
Sherko DYLAN, UK. LONDON, sherkodylan@HOTMAIL.COM, March 12, 2000
Who is in the photo: Certainly a Kurdish man.
With his caption and the way he's dressed, he seems to be rich and powerful. He might have been the leader of a tribe.
Istanbul/TURKEY, January 31, 2000