(1929 - 2004)
Sam Tchakalian was active/lived in California. Sam Tchakalian is known for minimalist-non objective painting, printmaking.
Biography Sam Tchakalian
Sam Tchakalian, painter, printmaker, and teacher, was born in Shanghai,
China in 1929. He relocated in California in 1947 and he received
his AA degree in 1950 from San Francisco City College. He
continued his education at San Francisco City College in 1950, earning
his BA in 1952 and his MFA in 1958. Tchakalian began his influential
teaching career in 1961 when he joined the painting faculty of the
Museum of Modern Art. Between 1962 and 1963, he was guest lecturer at
the California College of Art and Crafts. In 1964 he became a painting
instructor at the College of San Mateo until he joined the faculty of
the San Francisco Art Institute (formerly the California School of Fine
Arts) in 1966.
His exhibitions du
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