(1872 – 1947)
Landscape and marine artist Charles (Karapet) Adamyan was born in Constantinople. He received his education at Murad Rapayelyan College in Venice. He took private lessons from A. Paoletti and T. TagliPietra. Adamyan left his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and returned to Constantinople where he organized his first exhibition.
He moved to Paris in 1897 and embarked on a career as an illustrator of books and magazines. In 1903 he inaugurated his participation in the annual exhibitions of the Paris Art Company with showings of his landscape paintings and portraits, and became a member of the Company in 1927.
His paintings have been exhibited from Europe to America as well as Japan and other places, and he received great appreciation from the media. Along with his active graphic work, Adamyan also devoted himself to portrait painting, creating many successful portraits including the portraits of Armenian friends Abel Minasyan as well as portraits of the artists Tigran Yesayan and R. Shishmanyan.
- He had individual exhibitions in Constantinople, Paris, Brussels and Strasbourg.
Some of Karapet Adamyan's works are displayed at the Luxembourg and other museums in Paris, the National Gallery of Armenia and the Boyajyan Center for the Arts.