SERKIS DIRANIAN PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
Diranian was born in Istanbul in 1854 and studied at the art school opened on Hamalbasi Street in Beyoglu by the French painter Pierre Désiré Guillemet in 1875. His painting The Enchantress was exhibitied in the photography studio of Abdullah Frères in Beyoglu in 1883, and with the proceeds from its sale Diranian traveled to Paris and studied in the studio of Jean-Léon Gérôme. In the year 1883 or 1884, while still in Paris, he was awarded the Mecidiye Order by the Ottoman government, and in 1887 the Ottoman Ministry of Education began to pay him a monthly allowance. In 1889 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, and until 1910 he participated in the exhibitions of the Société des Artistes Français in Paris. He was awarded Honorable Mentions in the International Paris exhibitions of 1892 and 1900. In 1908 he held a one-person exhibition in Paris and in 1909 participated in a mixed exhibition in Munich. He died in Paris in 1918.
Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Roubaix
Musée de Cahors Henri-Martin, Toulouse
Rhode Island State House Collection, Providence, RI
University Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI