On the basis of the book "Landscape and Armenian Painters" by painter and philologist Rafayel Shishmanyan, Radio Vem has prepared a series of broadcasts called "Armenian Masters of Landscape Painting," which features the life and work of famous Armenian painters who lived and worked in the 19th and 20th centuries in Russia, the Caucasus, and other Armenian settlements abroad. The program is prepared and narrated by Sargis Najaryan.
Stepan Aghajanyan is an Armenian classical painter and people's painter of the USSR. He was born on December 16, 1863, in Shushi, in the family of a tailor. He studied at the diocesan school of Shushi (1872-1881) and at a Russian non-classical secondary school (1881-1884). In 1884 he went to Baku, in 1886 to France. The profound education in painting he received in the years 1886-1890, at a painting studio in Marseille, then in Paris at Julian Academy in 1897-1900.