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Woodcarving is the basic kind of creative activity of the artist Arutyunov Rafael (DOB: 17.09.1938, Pyatigorsk, Russia). He is of Armenian nationality and member of the Union ofArtists since 1982. For a long time he lived in Chechnya(Grozny), therefore his creativity is devoted to Caucasian subjects. His otherworks are devoted to a theme from the life of the bright characters of fairy tales of Pushkin and Russian folklore. Some of his works are exposed in the State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow), Museum of a Tree (Yerevan), Museum of Fine Arts (Grozny), and also ininternational fairs (Leipzig-1982) and (Damascus-1989). In 1998, his personal exhibition took place in Kislovodsk. He was the participant of a Russian art exhibition in Moscowat Christmasin the year2000. His works are in private collections of art worksin Europe. Most typicalworks are exhibited on our site.There, you will alsofind two complete sets of handmade chessmen:one completechess set is devoted to the Caucasian subjects, the other to the Russian ones. The chess figures are presented in national clothes of the XIX century.

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