Alexander Boghossian

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Birthday
22, 1937
Birthplace
Ethiopia
Death Date
May 4, 2003 (65)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1937
Birthplace
Ethiopia
Death Date
May 4, 2003 (65)

About

Armenian-Ethiopian painter and art teacher who became the first contemporary African artist whose work was acquired by the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris.

Before Fame

He was awarded second prize at Haile Selassie I's Jubilee Anniversary Celebration in 1954. This honor allowed him to secure a scholarship to continue his studies in Europe.

Trivia

He designed a 1977 United Nations stamp, becoming the first African artist to create a First Day Cover.

Family Life

He fathered two children: Aida Mariam and Edward Addisu.

Associated With

He and Augustus John both studied at the Slade School of Fine Art.

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