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 Art Boston from which he received diplomas with highest honors in 1952 and 1955. Receiving the Albert H. Whitlin traveling fellowship allowed him to travel to Europe in 1952, and he received his B.S. in Education from Tufts University and his M.A. from Boston University.

In 1956, Barooshian studied printmaking at Stanley William's Atelier 17 in Paris. Barooshian's 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 is a member of the 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. His work is represented in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Library of Congress. A retrospective exhibition of his work was mounted in May 2006 at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, Massachusetts.