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Barbara Yeterian
Church Series #14
Church Series #14-2
Genocide Series #1
Genocide Series #14


All images © Barbara Yeterian. Images may not be reproduced in any way without permission of the artist. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about or to purchase art.

Contact - phone: 201.265.4933

Barbara Yeterian is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and New York University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art and art education. In addition to teaching children and teenagers in her studio and at the Art Students League in New York City, she has furthered her art instruction at the University of California, the San Francisco Art Institute, and at the Art Students League with Richard Pousette-Dart, Leo Manso, and Rudolf Baranik.

Recently Yeterian was selected to exhibit work from the Genocide Series in the prestigious Legacy Project Website sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation alongside world-renowned artists as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Arshile Gorky. The paintings dealing with genocide were exhibited in a solo show at the New Jersey City University and at the ARTSFORUM Gallery in Manhattan. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries in California, New York, New Jersey, and Russia. In 1996, she was the winner of two national painting competitions.

Having grown up in an environment where her Armenian heritage, the language, stories and cultural interests influenced the development of her painterly concerns, works from the Armenian Genocide are drawn from events related to her by relatives and actual survivors. These works also address more general issues of humanity’s darker side, including fear, despair, and paranoia, enhanced by the use of contrasting colors and intense brushwork. Each work in the series depicts visceral, disturbing, evocative scenes of death, sorrow and grief; the murder of loved ones and the suffering of starving children are practically reenacted in powerfully vivid and fluid application of contrasting colors.

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