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Armenia What to see? Monuments Ivan Ayvazovsky

Monument to Ivan Ayvazovsky

Monument to Ivan AyvazovskyOn May 1, 2003, a 3.5 m tall bronze statue of Ayvazovsky was unveiled near the Yerevan chamber music hall in the Armenian capital. Created by the sculptor Yuri Petrosyan, the maquette was originally the winner of a competition that took place in 1987 to create a public work, but the commission was sidelined when there was not enough money to complete the work. The 2003 monument was funded through the patronage of the President of Armenia's "Prometheus" Company, Senik Gevorgian.

Ivan Konstantinovich Ayvazovsky (July 29, 1817 - May 5, 1900) was a Russian painter of Armenian descent, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings.

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