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Art of Robert Kamoyan
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Art of Robert Kamoyan

Robert Kamoyan’s stark black-and-white works on paper are stunning in their seeming simplicity at the same time as they succeed as story-telling images, employing a unique visual language.

About the Author:

Robert Kamoyan.
Robert Kamoyan.
Kapan, Yerevan (Armenia)
Robert Kamoyan (1937-2014) was an Armenian artist and theater director, born in Kapan, a city in Armenian SSR. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad (1959-1960) but had to return to Armenia because of his father’s illness. In 1961 he enrolled at the Yerevan Institute of Art and Theater, in two departments –theater direction and painting.  He graduated in 1966 and worked at Yerevan’s Russian Theatre and Tumanyan Theatre as a stage director and set designer. From 1968 to 1998 he worked at the Zangezur State Drama Theatre as a stage director and set designer. Since 1968, participated in many international and national exhibitions. His works were exhibited in St. Petersburg, Riga, Jurmala, Vilnius, Yerevan, and Kapan. Robert Kamoyan’s paintings are in many private collections around the world.
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Bookshelf
by Victor Enyutin

A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor  Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

“Cold War Casual” is a collection of transcribed oral testimony and interviews translated from Russian into English and from English into Russian that delve into the effect of the events and the government propaganda of the Cold War era on regular citizens of countries on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

by Julia Wiener

Julia Wiener was born in the USSR a few years before the Second World War; her youth was spent during the “Thaw” period, and her maturity coincided with the years of “Soviet stagnation”, which, in her case, ended with her emigration to Israel in the early 1970s. Her wartime childhood, her Komsomol-student youth, her subsequent disillusionment, her meetings with well-known writers (Andrei Platonov, Victor Nekrasov, etc.) are described in a humorous style and colorful detail. Julia brings to life colorful characters – from her Moscow communal apartment neighbors to a hippie London lord, or an Arab family, headed by a devotee of classical Russian literature. No less diverse are the landscapes against which the events unfold: the steppes of Kazakhstan, the Garden of Gethsemane, New York, Amsterdam, London.

by Julia Wiener

Julia Wiener’s novels focus on those moments when illusory human existence collapses in the face of true life, be it spiritual purity, love, old age, or death.

by Nina Kossman

A collection of poems in Russian. Published by Khudozhestvennaya literatura. Moscow, 1990.

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