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Garo Z. Antreasian

born 1922 Indianapolis. Indiana; lives Albuquerque New Mexico

Because my development [in art] was far from a classical one, totally unorthodox procedures and materials would many times produce new and uniquely exciting results. I have always admired heroic art, whether from Egyptian wall painting, 19th-century French salon art, or Abstract Expressionism…You do what your muse tells you to do. If you're lucky, someone will find something significant in it.

Garo Antreasian

Antreasian was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, of Armenian descent and attended the Herron School of Art. Moving to New York City in 1948, he took classes at the Art Students League, studied with Will Barnet, as well as with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17. During that time he was granted a Mary Milliken Award for Travel and Study. In 1985, Antreasian was honored with a Fulbright Award to be Visiting Lecturer in Sáo Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Known as an innovative printmaker, Antreasian, along with Clinton Adams, co-founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1960 where he held the position of Technical Director. He again took the role of Technical Director for Tamarind Institute when it was reestablished in Albuquerque in 1970. That same year, Antreasian co-authored with Adams The Tamarind Book of Lithography: Art and Techniques. Now retired from the University of New Mexico where he served as Chairman of the Department of Art and Art History, Antreasian is distinguished as Professor Emeritus. His work is represented in public, private, and corporate collections worldwide.