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Berge Missakian (b. 1933) is a Canadian artist known for his âFluid Cubistâ Jazz paintings; he was born in Alexandria, Egypt of Armenian heritage and has been living in Montreal, Quebec since 1962.
Missakian studied at Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, Tom Thomson, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and George Braque, Missakianâs paintings always reaffirm the basic and enduring grammar of both Cubism and Fauvism.
He creates whimsical landscapes, still lifes and street scenes, capturing the unique beauty and colors of the American and Canadian landscapes as well as the throbbing tempo of Jazz; his signature style focuses on contrasting vibrant colors, strong cubist shapes with multiple viewpoints, bold handling of paint, as well as flowing and fanciful lines; his work is improvisational and expressive with a variety of rhythms, life situations and exuberant allegories.
Through the years, Missakianâs paintings have garnered numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and can be found in many private and corporate collections across North America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Australia, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Armenia.
The collection of his 15 paintings âColors of a Genocideâ is at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, in Watertown, Ma. Two books have been published on Missakianâs work; he is also listed in âWhoâs Who in American Artâ, âSociety of Canadian Artistsâ and âBiennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleriesâ. He was also featured on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine, March 1997 issue and the cover of Art Business News, June 2005. Missakian’s art is very popular. Please let us know if you would like to be notified by email when his oil paintings become available for sale. âMissakian first turned his attention to what he calls âStrict Cubism,â and in his paintings from that period, multiple viewpoints of a given object and space are revealed simultaneously. Twenty years later, he added music to the mix, with the throbbing tempo of Jazz rendering to the canvas in the form of flowing, and fanciful line; that was the beginning of what Missakian refers to as âFluid Cubism.â Anne-Marie Lavigne, Parcours Art. “His motion is contagious, spilling from canvas to canvas, even infecting a handful of landscape paintings that vibrate within their frames” – Mary Ellen Riddle, Art Beat, The Coast (The Virginian Pilot), Nags Head, NC, USA. “His reputation is established. Missakian’s fame and the maturity of his work cross oceans. His art carries no message and courts no favor from the art world. Instead, like jazz, it pulsates and swirls around us. Always improvisational and expressive, it presents multiple rhythms, life situations, and exuberant allegories” – Lise Goulet, Columnist Magazin’ Art, International Edition Gallery Magazine, Toronto, Canada
Berge Missakian’s Artwork
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