An artist and educator, Zubel Kachadoorian was born in 1924 in Michigan, and died at his home on March 29, 2002.
After graduation from Fordson High School, Mr. Kachadoorian attended
several American Art schools and studied with Francis De
Erdely and Carlos Lopez. He was awarded the Pepsi-Cola
Midwest Fellowship, Prix-de Rome Fellowship, American Academy in Rome,
Italy, Richard and Linda Rosenthal Award, National Institute of Arts
and Letters, Creative Artists Grant in Sculpture and Painting -
Michigan Council for the Arts. He spent many years in Europe studying and working abroad in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, and North Africa.
Mr. Kachadoorian taught privately and at Wayne State University, Colorado Fine Arts Center, Chicago Art Institute School, Oxbow School of Painting in Saugatuck, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Norton Gallery School in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also served as art director of the Detroit Repertory Theater.
In 1966, Mr. Kachadoorian was commissioned to create the altar painting at St. John's Armenian Church, and thirty years later completed his vision with the two side altar panels of The Annunciation and St. John the Baptist. His artwork is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Wooster Massachusetts Art Museum, Tate Gallery in London, Ball State University, Blue-Cross/ Blue Shield of Michigan, University of Michigan among many others.
Funeral notice for Zubel Kachadoorian