1953 Born in Gyumri, Armenia
1977-1983 Studied at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts
1987-1995 The President of Artists’ Union and the Principal of Merkurov Art School, Gyumri, Armenia
1995 Samvel Lajikian moved to United States.
2005 Created a celebrity jewelry line entitled “CelebrityPortrait Jewelry.” His unique jewelries were created for internationally celebrated individuals such as Snoop Dogg, DMX, Xzibit, Shaquille O’Neal and others.
2014 Was awaeded ”Outstanding Watercolor” in Bold Brush Painting Competition
2016 “Enchanted Reality” Beirut, Lebanon
2019 ''Woman and Nature in the Life Cycle'' Istanbul, Turkey
Samvel Lajikian is internationally renowned and an Honored Artist of Armenia. His artworks have been acquired by the Ministry of Culture of Armenia, the State Gallery of Armenia, the Merkurov Museum (Gyumri), Mekhitarist Congregation (Venice) and countless private collectors.
He currently lives in Gyumri, Armenia.
Lajikian’s portrait and figure paintings are simply powerful to observe. He establishes a sense of timelessness with every stroke of the brush — an achievement that is no doubt elevated by his bold practice as a painter.
Brian Sherwin, Art critic
The Eyes: it’s all about the eyes, that’s how you can tell a true master. You look at his portraits and see the life in them, breathing right at you. He is a genius at creating art!
Katt Williams, Comedian, Actor
Samvel Lajikian is an artist of unique talent. When you look at his paintings you feel the breath of the Armenian nation, the East. The exhibited artworks have a wonderful composition, are full of the transparency of light and shadow.
Micky K. Schalit, ‘Agora’ gallery, New York