Arutchyan Mikael

Yerevan, Armenia

18.07.1897 - 09.06.1961

Cartoonist, artist, stage designer,

18.07.1897 – 09.06.1961 He was born in the village of Shusha
1919 – graduated from Saratov VKhUTEMAS
1919 – the first work “Attorney Patlen” in the Saratov Theater of Satire.
1919 -1920 – served in the cavalry of the “Iron Division” of Guy
1921 – 1923 – studied at the Faculty of Law of the University of Berlin.
1924 – 1925 – student of the Paris Academy of Arts Colarossi
1925 – Moves to Yerevan. In the 20’s he works in the Armenian satirical magazine “Karmir Motsak” / “Red Mosquito” /.
1928 – 1939 years. – the main artist of the Academic Theater. Sundukyan
1939 – 1949 years. – the main artist of the Opera and Ballet Theater. Spendiarian.
since 1949 lives and works in Moscow. He was the chief artist of the Armenian SSR pavolon at VDNKh.
Mikael Arutchyan was one of the founders of Armenian theatrical and decorative art, continuing the innovative trends of G. Yakulov, radically transformed the culture of the scenery of the Armenian scene. He assisted the theaters of Baku, Tiflis and Leninakan.
M. Harutchyan also worked extensively in the field of caricature, book illustration, easel graphics (mostly portrait / poster).
Of the issued books – “Wounds of Armenia” by Abovian, “Eugene Onegin” by Pushkin, “Don Quixote” by Cervantes.
Production designer:
1927 – “Trees of China” Tretyakov
1928 – The Mutiny of Furmanov
1930 – In the Ring of Vagharshyan
1933 – “The Marriage of Figaro” by Beaumarchais
1935 – “Thunderstorm” Ostrovskogo
1940 – Othello by Shakespeare
1958 – “Fox and grapes” Figueiredo
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18.07.1897 – 09.06.1961 He was born in the village of Shusha
1919 – graduated from Saratov VKhUTEMAS
1919 – the first work “Attorney Patlen” in the Saratov Theater of Satire.
1919 -1920 – served in the cavalry of the “Iron Division” of Guy
1921 – 1923 – studied at the Faculty of Law of the University of Berlin.
1924 – 1925 – student of the Paris Academy of Arts Colarossi
1925 – Moves to Yerevan. In the 20’s he works in the Armenian satirical magazine “Karmir Motsak” / “Red Mosquito” /.
1928 – 1939 years. – the main artist of the Academic Theater. Sundukyan
1939 – 1949 years. – the main artist of the Opera and Ballet Theater. Spendiarian.
since 1949 he lives and works in Moscow. He was the chief artist of the Armenian SSR pavolon at VDNKh.
Mikael Arutchyan was one of the founders of Armenian theatrical and decorative art, continuing the innovative trends of G. Yakulov, radically transformed the culture of the scenery of the Armenian scene. He assisted the theaters of Baku, Tiflis and Leninakan.
M. Harutchyan also worked extensively in the field of caricature, book illustration, easel graphics (mostly portrait / poster).
Of the issued books – “Wounds of Armenia” by Abovian, “Eugene Onegin” by Pushkin, “Don Quixote” by Cervantes.
Production designer:
1927 – “Trees of China” Tretyakov
1928 – The Mutiny of Furmanov
1930 – In the Ring of Vagharshyan
1933 – “The Marriage of Figaro” by Beaumarchais
1935 – “Thunderstorm” Ostrovskogo
1940 – Othello by Shakespeare
1958 – “Fox and grapes” Figueiredo
Opera performances:
1938 – “Lusabacin” / At the dawn /
“Carmen”
1956 – “The Queen of Spades”

The director of films:
1928 – “Haspush” / together with S, Aladjalyan /
1935 – “Pepo”
1944 – “David Beck”
1957 – “The Northern Rainbow”

The best works in the cinema of M. Arutchyan are marked by the desire for a cinematographically expressive recreation of the life of various historical eras in the life of the Armenian people.
People’s Artist of Armenia
He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

BEC 2012


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