Alexander Boghossian Painting Artist

Alexander "Skunder" Boghossian (July 22, 1937 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – May 4, 2003 in Washington D.C.) was an Armenian Ethiopian painter and art teacher. He spent much of his life living and working in the United States. Boghossian was born on July 22, 1937 in Addis Ababa, at the time the capital of the Italian colony Italian East Africa, one and half years after the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. His mother, Weizero Tsedale Wolde Tekle, was Ethiopian. His father, Kosrof Gorgorios Boghossian, was a colonel in the Kebur Zabagna (Imperial Bodyguard) and of Armenian descent. Kosrof's father, Gregorios Boghassian, an Armenian trader, had established a friendship with Emperor Menelik II and worked as a traveling ambassador in Europe on behalf of the Emperor. Boghossian's father was active in the resistance against the Italian occupation and was imprisoned for several years when Boghossian was a young child. His mother had set up a new life apart her children and although both he and his sister Aster (Esther) visited their mother frequently, they were raised in the home of their father's brother Kathig Boghassian.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 22nd, 1937
Place of birth
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date of death
May 4th, 2003 at age of 65
Place of death
Washington, D.C., United States of America


1. Slade School of Fine Art Colleges/University

The Slade School of Fine Art (informally "The Slade") is a world-renownedart school in London, United Kingdom, and a department of University College London. It consistently ranks as the UK's premier Art and Design educational institution.

Gower Street, WC1E 6BT - Bloomsbury, London
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Local tuition
2015. 9 K £
2012. 9 K £
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