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July 22, 2018
Edward Ghazaryan – The Father of Micro Miniature
Edward Ghazaryan, a world-renowned Armenian micro miniaturist, is regarded as the creator of the art of micro miniature. Back in the 1950s, the European press was humming about an Armenian claiming to have created tiny artworks smaller than a needle eye.
One German reader even sent a letter of disbelief to the artist. The reply handwritten on a human hair would come weeks later.
Ghazaryan showed his first micro miniature works in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, over half a century ago. In his years, he has created more than 600 such miniatures, granting many of them to prominent figures from foreign countries such as Queen of England Elizabeth II, Stalin, Honaker, Khrushchev, Ho Shi Min, Rockefeller, and many others as tokens of friendship.
Ghazaryan’s works have been showcased around the world. In particular, he himself showed his work in the Armenian pavilion of the Soviet exhibition in Los-Angeles in 1977. American visitors of the exhibition called his works “the 8th world wonder” (Los Angeles Times Mon., Nov.21, 1977).
A remarkable art piece of Ghazaryan is a set of asynchronously moving sculptures inside a human hair, which no one has yet managed to replicate. He demonstrated that miniature for the first time in Moscow over 30 years ago.
Interestingly, Edward Ghazaryan was a man of phenomenal talents. He has received musical education, which for many years allowed him to be one of the leading musicians of the Philharmonic orchestra of Armenia.
Additionally, he was a prominent violinist innovator, a brilliant caricaturist, as well as a talented musical sculptor. His violins are in fact owned by many eminent musicians. Remarkably, each of Ghazaryan’s life aspects may serve as a biography of an excellent musician, artist, scientist, and a doctor. And they say polymaths are extinct!