Charlotte Jackson Fine Art announces the passing of Paul Sarkisian

Paul Sarkisian, visionary American artist, husband, father and grandfather passed away on July 29, 2019. He was 90 years old. Paul Sarkisian was a true visual auteur and unstoppable creative force throughout most of the 20th century and early part of the 21st century. He helped to define contemporary art on the West Coast as a member of the Ferus Gallery’s stable of artists in the 1950’s and then played an important role as a New Realist painter during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Born in Chicago in 1928, Paul was given a full scholarship at age 16 to attend the prestigious Chicago Art Institute. While serving stateside during the Korean War, not even the U.S. Army could curtail Paul’s creative impulse, and his regiment commander arranged for an off-base studio and after-hours furlough so that he could paint without interference. As a young painter in early 1950’s Los Angeles, Paul caught the eye of maverick curator

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