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Sumbat – A Son’s Tribute to His Father’s Unique Style, Creativity.

Capturing Armenian life in Iran.

By Alin K. Gregorian via The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

WATERTOWN, Mass. — Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian is the Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and the winner of numerous awards and patents. He is also a dedicated son and art lover, who wants to shed light on the legacy of his late father, painter Sumbat Der Kiureghian.

His efforts have culminated in a beautiful coffee-table book, The Life and Art of Sumbat, filled with the paintings of his father, which often captured Iranian village life, as well as traditional Armenian life. The book was published in Armenia, where, incidentally, Der Kiureghian was the founding member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia.


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