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 (born 1928)
Raffi is active/lives in California.  Raffi is known for street scenes, human studies.


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Raffi was born in the United States of Armenian parentage in 1928.  His father L. Yacoubian was an artist and illustrator born in Armenia and received his training in Paris.
Young Raffi grew up in San Francisco and at age eleven worked under Diego Rivera at the San Francisco World's Fair during school vacations in 1939 and 1940.  Two years later he studied art under Abel Warshawsky at his studio in Carmel.  He also studied under Manuel Tolegian for many years who was a student of Tom Benton.  In addition he studied drawing in several art schools including the Calif, School of Fine Art, the Kahn Institute, etc.
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About  Raffi

Born:  1928 - United States
Known for:  street scenes, human studies