Richard Tashjian

Richard Tashjian, Armenian American

                 current photo of Richard TashjianTashjian with JansemRichard Tashjian in his studio
Richard in his studio in Watertown, MA.,   Current photo with Watercolor,   Richard with Jansem
Born in Chelsea, MA. in 1926, Richard served in the U.S.N.R. World War II 1944-46 as a photographer and later graduated from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, 1950. He studied design under Prof. Gyorgy Kepes at M.I.T. School of Visual Design Architectural Center Cambridge, MA. Richard’s talents resulted in a successful career in advertising art, where he worked as a commercial artist and art director for various distinguished ad agencies throughout the Boston area. For several years, he owned and operated an art studio and gallery in Watertown, MA.
EDUCATION: Museum School  of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. 1950
MILITARY: World War II, U.S. Naval Reserve 1944-46

A.S.A. Ara S. Boyan Award in Humanities              1975
for the contribution to Living Arts-Bromall, PA.
Stone & Webster Arts Festival, Boston, MA.            1978
First Prize-Watercolor Medium                            1979
First Prize-Graphic Prints
Visiting Artist Honored Medal                                1990
100th Anniversary of Hovhaness Aivasofski
July 22, 1990, Theodosia Crimea Russia
SELECTED One Man Shows:
Brockton Art Fuller Memorial Museum Brockton, MA   1972
Secretary of State Office-Boston, MA State House     1975
Newton Public Library Newton, MA                            1978
AGBU Art Gallery New York                                     1979
Armenian Library and Museum of America               1990
Watertown, MA.
Editions Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.                                1997
Grunthal Gallery, Taos, NM.                                    1999
Editions Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.                                2002
Paxton McCall Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.                      2002
Wilder Nightingale fine Art, Taos, NM.                      2002
Editions Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.                               2006
Ararat Quarterly Issue No. 53 AGBU NY.                              1970
The American Review Saruyan Memorial Issue Boston, MA.   1981
Ararat Quarterly Issue No. 73 AGBU NY.                              1978
Listed Who’s Who in the East                                            1991
Listed in the German Artistic Encyclopedia                          
Cultural Artist of All Times and Nation,
F.G. Saur Munich-Leipzig
Soviet Emigre Artists Life and Work in the USSR &
United States M.E Sharp Inc., Armonk, NY  London            1985
Minas AAA Publishing, Canada                                          1996
My Travels Thru Armenia, Tashjian                                    1980
Art Studio, Watertown, MA.
Armenian artists Association of America, Watertown, MA.
Boston Visual Artists, Union, Boston, MA.
Copely society of Boston, MA.
Art Exchange Gallery is fortunate to have the work of Richard H. Tashjian,
Contact us for more images or information on this gifted artist.


clouds over santa fe,nm Marmashen church in Armenia  grand canyon
“Clouds Drifting Over Mtns”
Acrylic on Panel
“Church of Marmeshen”
Acrylic on Panel
“Canyon Fantasy”
Acrylic on Board
Canyon De Chelly crimea village armenian road scene
“Canyon De Chelly”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Crimea, Russia”
Acrylic on Canvas
24″x30″ Sold, $850
Sold, Armenian Scene
taos mountains
bryce Canyon Thors Head colorful autumn landscape
“Taos Mountains”
Sold, $800
“Bryce Canyon Thors Head”
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on canvas panel
armenian church  cloudsovermesaN  mountainatGarni
 ”Armenian Church”
Watercolor on paper
 ”Clouds Over Mesa N.”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Mountains At Garni”
Acrylic on Panel

Art Exchange Gallery presents this talented artist who has roots in Armenia, but spent much of his life in New England and now resides in Santa Fe, NM.  Richard has traveled back to his roots and done many drawings and paintings of historic and Biblical scenes. He has done paintings that depict Internationally famous artists of Armenian heritage, William Saroyan, (writer), Aram Khatchadourian, (composer), Arshile Gorky, (abstract painter)  and Komidas Vartabed, (musician/composer)…all of whom have gained considerable prominence in their individual fields.  He has painted Biblical and Historic Mt. Ararat on location and in his studio upon returning to the states.  His paintings of Armenia capture the spirit of the land and people of Armenian heritage.

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Established in 1992, Art Exchange Gallery has been providing art to live with for twenty years. We feature landscape paintings, Native American Indian art, portraits, drawing, sculpture, prints and jewelry. Some of our notable artists include Rance Hood, Al Bahe, Willie Murphy, Jeff tabor, Brad Price, Curtis Tabor, Taos artists, Santa Fe artists, Trinon Crouch, Richard Tashjian, (Armenian artist) and many others.