Day archives: September 20th, 2021

Portraits By Sarkis Diranian – Gallery

We all know the great Armenian painters like Ivan (Hovhannes Aivazian) Aivazovsky, Martiros Saryan and Arshile Gorky. But there are many amazing artists of the past and present who tend to be looked over. So every now and then I’ll write an article to bring these forgotten artists to the forefront and hopefully the public can appreciate their …

Raphael Lemkin: The Word Genocide (Video)

Raphael Lemkin: The Word Genocide (Video)

The term Genocide didn’t exist until 1943, when Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined it — pairing the Greek “genos,” meaning race or family, with the Latin “-cidere,” for killing. Raphael Lemkin, as a teenager, paid close attention to the massacre of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 and spent his life campaigning …