(1903 - 1997)
Edmund K. Yaghjian was active/lived in South Carolina. Edmund Yaghjian is known for modernist landscape, figure.
Biography Edmund Yaghjian
The following, submitted October 2004, is from Robert Jones, former student of the artist.
Edmund Yaghjian was head of the art department of the University of South Carolina and was then Artist in Residence there.
He was a student of John Sloan and Robert Henri at the Art Students League in New York, and his work has the same spirit as the Ash Can School of painters. The colors orange and turquoise are often included in his works.
His work is in public buildings and private collections in Columbia. His wife, Candy Yaghjian, was a watercolor artist. One son is an artist. Among his students are Jasper Johns and the well-known mural artist, Blue Sky, as well as Bill Poulos of Rice University.
He granted me an art
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