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[Web Wrap]: Armenian Earthquake Survivor Arsen Asatryan Finds Hope In Art.

October 13, 2010

Art and its power to heal.

Arsen Asatryan is an artist living and working in Spitak, Armenia.

Though he painted at a young age, he didn’t commit himself seriously to the art until after the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, which left him paralyzed.

In those years, painting became both a source of solace and a way to contribute toward Arsen’s medical expenses.

“I was in a wheelchair and I needed something to occupy myself, and a job that didn’t involve using my legs,” he says. “I decided to pursue my childhood dream.”

Arsen’s work ranges from traditional still life to Armenian iconography and biblical scenes.

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Arsen & His Wife
At One Of His Exhibitions

Arsen_Armenian Artist

Credit: Zohrab Center

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