Martin Barooshian Biography

Martin Barooshian

American

1929-

Biography

Martin Barooshian, painter, printmaker and educator, was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on December 18, 1929. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston from which he received diplomas with highest honors in 1952 and 1955. In 1952, he received the Albert H. Whitlin Traveling Fellowship which allowed him to travel to Europe. Barooshian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Tufts University in 1953 and his Master of Arts degree in Art History from Boston University in 1958. He studied intaglio printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris in 1956. His early work was influenced by the Surrealists, as well as Paul Gauguin, William Blake, and Arshile Gorky.

Barooshian taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and printmaking workshops at Pratt Institute in New York. He also chairman of the department of art at Burr's Lane Junior High School in Dix Hills, New York. He is a member of the Boston Printmakers, Long Island Printmakers Society, and the Society of American Graphic Artists and served as the President of the Society of American Graphic Artists and Vice-President of the United States Committee to the International Association of Art.

Barooshian's work was been in included in numerous group exhibitions and has had at least fifty solo exhibitions. A retrospective exhibition of his work was mounted in May 2006 at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, Massachusetts. His work is represented in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Canada; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts; Brooklyn Museum; Library of Congress; Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the New York Public Library.