Minas memorial plague
July 20, 1928
|Died||February 24, 1975
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
|Known for||Painting, Drawing|
|Notable work||On the way to Deir-Zor, Jajur, Crucifix, Self-portrait with thorns, Churn, A Memory.|
|Awards||Merited Artist of Armenia, Armenian SSR State Prize, Sarian Prize|
Minas Avetisyan (Armenian: Մինաս Ավետիսյան, July 20, 1928 — February 24, 1975) was an Armenian painter.
Avetisyan emerged as an artist at the "Exhibition of Five" in Yerevan (1962). Numerous specialists and visitors to the exhibition appreciated greatly his work. Avetisian's method differs from the method of plein-air painting which was once widespread in Armenian art. For him working from nature was no more than a preliminary stage, and the main portion of the work on the canvas was done in his studio.