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BIOGRAPHY

Hagop Khoubesserian graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Rome and immigrated to Canada in 1961.  Since his arrival, he has participated in many exhibitions across Canada and abroad, and has received numerous prices and awards, such as the first prize for drawing at the Institut des Arts Appliques in Montreal in 1962; the Prize of Society of Canadian Artists in 1967 and 1968; and the Raymond Duncan Prix de Paris for drawing in 1977.

Primarily recognized for his drawings, Khoubesserian has also extensively worked in sculpture, print-media and painting. His imagery consistently involves subjects of reclining figures, often represented without facial features, embracing couples and faceless horsemen, all confidently executed in the various media. His accurate perspective enables him to approach depth; yet a range of density of the line, shade and highlights used in his etchings, contribute to overall sculptural and three-dimensional feeling of his oeuvre.

His works have been exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York and Paris; and his designs had been chosen by UNICEF Christmas Cards in 1968 and 1969.

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Born in Alexandria
Graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Rome

PRIZES AND AWARDS

1979 Three collages selected for UNICEF
1977 Prix de Paris Raymond Duncan in drawing
1968 Collage design selected for UNICEF (card also choice of the Prime Minister    of Canada, the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau, for his personal           greeting card)
1968 Prize of the Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto
1962 First Prize for drawing of the “Institut des Arts Appliqués”, Montreal

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1996 Galerie d’art de l’UGAB, Paris
1995 North York Public Libraries Tour: North York Civic Centre Library
1994 North York Public Libraries Tour: Bayview Village Library
1994 Thebes Gallery Toronto
1994 Hamaskaine Gallery, Toronto
1985 Alliance Française, Toronto
1983 Koffler Gallery, Toronto
1979 Hamaskaine Gallery, Toronto
1977 Galerie Simon Chaye in Honfleur, France
1976 Public Archives of Canada
1976 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto
1971 Victoria College, University of Toronto
1970 Walter Engel Gallery, Torotono

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1999 Hummingbird Centre Art Exhibition, Toronto
            The volunteer committee, Canadian Opera Company
1998 Hummingbird Centre Art Exhibition, Toronto
             The volunteer committee, National Ballet of Canada
1998 Hasmakaine Gallery, Toronto
1997 Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga
1997 Galerie De Buci, Paris
1988 World Trade Centre in Toronto
1981 Galerie Gorky, Paris
1979 Estee Gallery, Toronto
1978 Fesitval de St-Germain des Pres et d’art Graphique, Paris
1977 Ligoa Duncan Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Bernheim Jeune Gallery, Paris
1976 Cansave- Ontario Society of Artists Exhibition
            First Canadian Place, Toronto
1974 O’Keefe Centre-102nd Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists
1973 Three works accepted by Jury of the French Exhibition “Société des      Artistes Français” at the Grand Palais in Paris
1972 Work accepted by Jury of the French Exhibition “Salon d’Automne” at the         Grand Palais in Paris
1971 Walter Engel Gallery, Toronto
1968 Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto
1967 Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto
1967 Douglas Duncan’s Picture Loan Gallery, Toronto
1967 Canadian Society of Graphic Art, National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1966 Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor

Works are in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Yousus Karsh: permanent collection of the Station Gallery in Whitby, the Government of Ontario; sculpture in bronze in the collection of Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, Toronto.
Collages have been selected as Christmas cards by Hallmark and Coutts;
Film of his works “The Horsemen” by Gloria Montero and David Fulton bout by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and is available in any Public Library in Toronto.