Oil on CanvasDiane
I just obtained a painting that belonged to my grandmother. It is a beautiful Boston street scene. The signature on the painting is J. Donovan (I believe). On the back is The Fenway Art Center sticker with the Giragos and Richard Der Garbedian. My grandmother always dated her purchases and this has a 11/22/70 date. Can anyone tell me anything about the artist of if Giragos used different names or had students working for him? Thanks :)
G, Der Garabedian "Motiff #1" Oil PaintingDonald Barley
Forgot to relate a real oddity about my painting. He spelled his name incorrectly on the painting. I discovered this just before I left the Boston area and went in to the studio to tell him what he had done. He just blew me off with the following statement: "Good, that will make the painting more valuable in the future" He had left one letter out of his name and it did not even bother him. Great sense of humor!
G. Der Garabedian "Motiff #1" Oil PaintingDonald Barley
Have interesting story re above.
In 1954-1959, while attending Bentley School of Acctg. I would have to pass the Fenway Art Studio on my way to class.
I started to see a painting in his window that I really loved.
I was married and had 2 children, no money, only dreams.
One night on the way to class, I got up the nerve to go inside and inquire the cost of this 30 X 20 beautiful oil in the window. The artist himself was who I spoke to, surprising me.
In the conversation about the painting, I had to confess that I had no money but really loved the painting. We talked some more and finally he said to me.
Give me a couple of dollars each payday on your way to class and I will hold this painting for you. The price was $65.00. I did as he said and began paying for the painting. He put it away for me, waiting for final payment. I got about 3/4's paid off and we were having a terribly cold winter. Money became very short! Here I was with two kids,and bills started adding up. My wife never new I was trying to buy this painting, so was unaware that I had been sneaking $2 or sometimes $3 from my paycheck to get this painting as a surprise. I thought that I should give up the dream of having this painting. so one night on the way to class, I stopped in and told him my tale of woe re finances and a big oil bill. I asked if I could get my money back. He said: "Sure Donald, stop by every two or three weeks and I will give you a couple of bucks each time" Needless to say, I was flabberghasted, but I got his point. It would be worth suffering for in the long run.
As you can tell, I eventually did get the painting paid for just before I graduated in 1959.
My wife never knew any of this until I finally had it paid for and in my possession. I thought that was a great way to teach one to hang on to dreams. The painting is one of our prized possessions. We have moved a dozen times and now reside in Birmingham, AL. The painting is now hanging on our great room wall over the sofa. We keep telling our kids and grandkids that it is to be an heirloom. It is! I, way back in 1971 actually painted a miniature of the painting and it too sits on display in our great room. As you can probably tell, we are very proud of our painting.
picasso print from 48 gloucester stpaul maher
hi i just bought at a yard sale a picasso print, hands with flowers is the picture, anyways since there is no date on the sticker provenance on the back could you tell me when the shop closed thank you pm
can not fid paintingjr spencer
i inherited a painting from my grandmother of the confederate not memorial by giragos der garabedian, and i can not seem to find it on the internet. i recently flew to boston to visit fenway art center to try to get some info on the painting but it was closed. can you help me?
Giragos Der GarabedianDenise Der Garabedian
Giragos was my grandfather. He is the artist. Richard is his youngest son who ran the Fenway Art Center when my grandfather died and still does. It is a mystery why Richard put his name on my grandfather's paintings.
I recently purchased a painting of a cityscape, rather cubist looking,mostly shades of light blue. On the back it has a sticker from the Fenway Art Center in Boston and two artists names(Giragos Der Garabedien & Richard Der Garabedian)Is anyone familiar with this painting, I would like to know who actually painted it?
Giragos Der GarabedianPatty
Yes, Giragos Der Garabedian went to school at the Mass School of Art in Boston. He was my husband's grandfather. My father-in-law is an artist also. What is your father's name?
I believe that Giragos der Garabedian went to school in Boston at the Massachusetts School of Art. That's where my father went to school and he said he was his classmate.