(1874 - 1950)
Sarkis Daltzar Erganian was active/lived in Missouri, New York / Turkey, Russian Federation. Sarkis Erganian is known for landscape and marine painting.
Collection of Marion Erganian Izmirlian
Biography Sarkis Erganian
Sarkis Erganian, whose work also appears at auction under the incorrect spelling of Sarkus Erganian, worked from a small studio in St. Louis, Missouri, exhibiting his signature landscape and marine paintings with the Saint Louis Art Guild.
He led a colorful life through poverty, war, and the Bolshevik threat, spanning several continents. Born into poverty in Asiatic Turkey, from early on, he had a desire to paint and learn, saving the little money he could get to attend the prestigious State Fine Arts School in Constantinople. He spent a year there, under harrowing conditions, returning home as a stowaway on a sea vessel, starved, and violently ill. Nursed back to health by the family, he obtained a position as a t
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