August 28, 2013 - 09:32 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Acclaimed Armenian-born French artist Jean Jansem died on August 27 in a Paris suburb. He was 93. The news was given to Armeian embassy in France by the family of the deceased, ITAR-TASS said.
Jean Jansem (Jean Semerjian) was born in 1920 in Bursa, Turkey. He began drawing at a young age. Studying at the illustrious L'Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, he was famed for his figurative style. Jansem's artworks are internationally known, and are part of museum collections throughout France and the United States. In Japan, two museums were built to honor Jansem’s work.
On March 10, 2010 during a visit to France, The President of Armenia awarded Jansem a medal of honour. "Our nation is proud of you and values highly your art. While living outside Armenia, you have made our country more recognizable, extending our nation's good name all over the world," the President said.