Born in 1897 in Salmast, Iran.  He studied at Bucharest, Romania, in the Academy of Arts from 1917 to 1924.  Soon after, he left for the United States.  Later, he also lived in Paris for two years and then returned to Bucharest, where he had six individual exhibitions.  In 1946 he immigrated to Armenia, where he had a series of individual exhibitions during the years of 1956, 1962, and 1968.  In 1965 he earned the title of Distinguished Artist of the Armenian Republic.  He participated in art exhibitions since 1923.