Stepan Aghajanian

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Self-portrait, 1926

Stepan Meliksetovich Aghajanian (Armenian: Ստեփան Մելիքսեթի Աղաջանյանը; December 16, 1863 in Shusha – December 13, 1940 in Yerevan) was an Armenian painter, People's Artist of Armenia (1938). He is one of the main figures in Armenian fine arts of the 20th century, practiced various genres and was particularly distinguished as a portrait artist.

Aghajanian studied in Shusha, then in Baku, Marseille and Paris Academy of Fine Arts. From 1922 he worked in Armenia.


  • John Milner. A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists, 1420 – 1970. Woodbridge, Suffolk; Antique Collectors' Club, 1993

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