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Edgar Chahine

 (1874 - 1947)
Edgar Chahine was active/lived in France, Armenia, Austria.  Edgar Chahine is known for figure painting, etching, scenes of Venice.

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Edgar Chahine


Edgar Chahine was born in Vienna, to Armenian parents; he grew up in Constantinople, where his father Bedros was a director of the Ottoman bank. Some sources erroneously give Venice as his place of birth, rather than Vienna. It was, however, in Venice that Chahine studied art from 1892, under the painter Antonio Paoletti and the sculptor Antonio del Zotto at the Murad-Rafayelian school, which was attached to the Armenian monastery in San Lazzarro.

Chahine and his mother had moved to Venice to escape the persecution of Armenians in Turkey. Chahine's father remained in Constantinople, and escaped the massacres of 1896, to perish in 1917, along with half of the Armenian population of Turkey. In 1895, mother and son moved to Paris and C  ...  Displaying 750 of 4155 characters.



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About  Edgar Chahine

Born:  1874 - Vienna, Austria
Died:   1947
Known for:  figure painting, etching, scenes of Venice