Arto Der Haroutunian
Yellow Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Winter Peaks by Arto Der Haroutunian
Winter Branches by Arto Der Haroutunian
Vartan by Arto Der Haroutunian
Urban Manchester by Arto Der Haroutunian
Thespian by Arto Der Haroutunian
The Angry Man by Arto Der Haroutunian
Survivor by Arto Der Haroutunian
Summer Drought by Arto Der Haroutunian
Seascape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Reflections by Arto Der Haroutunian
Rainbow Girl by Arto Der Haroutunian
Purple Dawn by Arto Der Haroutunian
Punk by Arto Der Haroutunian
Northern Lights by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mountain Chain by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mature Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lost Twin by Arto Der Haroutunian
Leila by Arto Der Haroutunian
Isolated House by Arto Der Haroutunian
Hillside Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Green Boy by Arto Der Haroutunian
Fallowfield by Arto Der Haroutunian
Distant Houses by Arto Der Haroutunian
Didsbury House by Arto Der Haroutunian
Desert Bloom by Arto Der Haroutunian
Dead Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Cowering Girl by Arto Der Haroutunian
Construction in Albert Square by Arto Der Haroutunian
Armenian Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Armenian Family by Arto Der Haroutunian
Akhnatoon by Arto Der Haroutunian
Young American Girl by Arto Der Haroutunian
Blind Man of Jericho by Arto Der Haroutunian
Meandering River by Arto Der Haroutunian
Thundery Skies by Arto Der Haroutunian
Under Threat by Arto Der Haroutunian
Stockports Houses by Arto Der Haroutunian
Southern Lights by Arto Der Haroutunian
Veiled Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Sevan by Arto Der Haroutunian
Vigan by Arto Der Haroutunian
Trio by Arto Der Haroutunian
Windbreak by Arto Der Haroutunian
Scorched Earth by Arto Der Haroutunian
Tree with Fence by Arto Der Haroutunian
Rising Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Sheperds Delight by Arto Der Haroutunian
School Boy by Arto Der Haroutunian
Spindly Trees by Arto Der Haroutunian
Young Boy by Arto Der Haroutunian
Worry by Arto Der Haroutunian
Youth by Arto Der Haroutunian
Racing Clouds by Arto Der Haroutunian
Pennine Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Poinsetta by Arto Der Haroutunian
Pink Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Professor by Arto Der Haroutunian
Nude in Blue by Arto Der Haroutunian
Old Man by Arto Der Haroutunian
Northern Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Northern Gossip
Mountain Path by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mountainside by Arto Der Haroutunian
Moroccan Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mourning Mother by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Misty Moorland by Arto Der Haroutunian
Magenta Mood by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lovers by Arto Der Haroutunian
Manchester Street by Arto Der Haroutunian
March by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lonely Trees by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lava Pool by Arto Der Haroutunian
Muddy Fields by Arto Der Haroutunian
Green Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
February by Arto Der Haroutunian
Ethereal Mountain by Arto Der Haroutunian
Escape by Moonlight by Arto Der Haroutunian
Fields and Farms by Arto Der Haroutunian
Ethereal Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Eruption by Arto Der Haroutunian
Eclipse by Arto Der Haroutunian
Jade Waters by Arto Der Haroutunian
Doomsday by Arto Der Haroutunian
Distant Horizon by Arto Der Haroutunian
Despair by Arto Der Haroutunian
Derbyshire Night by Arto Der Haroutunian
Desolation by Arto Der Haroutunian
Derbyshire Waterfall by Arto Der Haroutunian
Duo by Arto Der Haroutunian
Coffee Nude by Arto Der Haroutunian
Coastal Path by Arto Der Haroutunian
Cattle Grazing by Arto Der Haroutunian
Caravan of my Ancestors by Arto Der Haroutunian
Celtic Morning by Arto Der Haroutunian
Beyond the Horizon by Arto Der Haroutunian
Blue Face by Arto Der Haroutunian
Before the Storm by Arto Der Haroutunian
Crimson Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Autumn Falls by Arto Der Haroutunian
Arabian Family by Arto Der Haroutunian
Adam and Eve by Arto Der Haroutunian
Arabian Day by Arto Der Haroutunian
Arto by Emanuel Levy
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Arto Der Haroutunian

Arto the Painter

Arto started painting in 1963 after being goaded into it by an artist friend. He converted the coal cellars of the rectory into a studio and within six months had produced seventy paintings. The first article about his art appeared in 1965 in ” The Idiom” an arts magazine produced at the University. At the time he was having his first one man exhibition at the Manchester Central Library and it was transferred to the Student’s Union afterwards.

Without the “benefits” of a formal art school training his paintings possess an individuality which is entirely his own. Over the years Arto succeeded in fusing his two backgrounds of East and West into a new and personal style. He was a master of line and colour. His architectural training is evident in the linear aspect of his works. His pictures are full of sinuous lines which flow across the canvasses creating shapes, spaces and depths without much recourse to perspective so showing the influence of ancient Armenian manuscripts. Primarily though he was a colourist and he has said “I am from a warm country. Colours are brighter in the Middle East because of the sun. I don’t have theories about colour, I follow instinct. My colour has modified though – it has been toned down by the British weather!”

Arto exhibited both in the north and south of England as well as abroad. Along the way he struck up friendships with fellow northern artists Colin Jelicoe, Geoffrey Key, John Picking and Emanuel Levy. His works are in several private collections in Britain and abroad as well as in galleries in Armenia, Syria, Lebanon and Nigeria.

Each painting can be distinguished by his distinctive signature which combines his first name in English and Armenian.

Yellow Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Winter Peaks by Arto Der Haroutunian
Winter Branches by Arto Der Haroutunian
Vartan by Arto Der Haroutunian
Urban Manchester by Arto Der Haroutunian
Thespian by Arto Der Haroutunian
The Angry Man by Arto Der Haroutunian
Survivor by Arto Der Haroutunian
Summer Drought by Arto Der Haroutunian
Seascape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Reflections by Arto Der Haroutunian
Rainbow Girl by Arto Der Haroutunian
Purple Dawn by Arto Der Haroutunian
Punk by Arto Der Haroutunian
Northern Lights by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mountain Chain by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mature Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lost Twin by Arto Der Haroutunian
Leila by Arto Der Haroutunian
Isolated House by Arto Der Haroutunian
Hillside Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Green Boy by Arto Der Haroutunian
Fallowfield by Arto Der Haroutunian
Distant Houses by Arto Der Haroutunian
Didsbury House by Arto Der Haroutunian
Desert Bloom by Arto Der Haroutunian
Dead Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Cowering Girl by Arto Der Haroutunian
Construction in Albert Square by Arto Der Haroutunian
Armenian Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Armenian Family by Arto Der Haroutunian
Akhnatoon by Arto Der Haroutunian
Young American Girl by Arto Der Haroutunian
Blind Man of Jericho by Arto Der Haroutunian
Meandering River by Arto Der Haroutunian
Thundery Skies by Arto Der Haroutunian
Under Threat by Arto Der Haroutunian
Stockports Houses by Arto Der Haroutunian
Southern Lights by Arto Der Haroutunian
Veiled Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Sevan by Arto Der Haroutunian
Vigan by Arto Der Haroutunian
Trio by Arto Der Haroutunian
Windbreak by Arto Der Haroutunian
Scorched Earth by Arto Der Haroutunian
Tree with Fence by Arto Der Haroutunian
Rising Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Sheperds Delight by Arto Der Haroutunian
School Boy by Arto Der Haroutunian
Spindly Trees by Arto Der Haroutunian
Young Boy by Arto Der Haroutunian
Worry by Arto Der Haroutunian
Youth by Arto Der Haroutunian
Racing Clouds by Arto Der Haroutunian
Pennine Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Poinsetta by Arto Der Haroutunian
Pink Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Professor by Arto Der Haroutunian
Nude in Blue by Arto Der Haroutunian
Old Man by Arto Der Haroutunian
Northern Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Northern Gossip
Mountain Path by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mountainside by Arto Der Haroutunian
Moroccan Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mourning Mother by Arto Der Haroutunian
Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Misty Moorland by Arto Der Haroutunian
Magenta Mood by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lovers by Arto Der Haroutunian
Manchester Street by Arto Der Haroutunian
March by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lonely Trees by Arto Der Haroutunian
Lava Pool by Arto Der Haroutunian
Muddy Fields by Arto Der Haroutunian
Green Landscape by Arto Der Haroutunian
February by Arto Der Haroutunian
Ethereal Mountain by Arto Der Haroutunian
Escape by Moonlight by Arto Der Haroutunian
Fields and Farms by Arto Der Haroutunian
Ethereal Tree by Arto Der Haroutunian
Eruption by Arto Der Haroutunian
Eclipse by Arto Der Haroutunian
Jade Waters by Arto Der Haroutunian
Doomsday by Arto Der Haroutunian
Distant Horizon by Arto Der Haroutunian
Despair by Arto Der Haroutunian
Derbyshire Night by Arto Der Haroutunian
Desolation by Arto Der Haroutunian
Derbyshire Waterfall by Arto Der Haroutunian
Duo by Arto Der Haroutunian
Coffee Nude by Arto Der Haroutunian
Coastal Path by Arto Der Haroutunian
Cattle Grazing by Arto Der Haroutunian
Caravan of my Ancestors by Arto Der Haroutunian
Celtic Morning by Arto Der Haroutunian
Beyond the Horizon by Arto Der Haroutunian
Blue Face by Arto Der Haroutunian
Before the Storm by Arto Der Haroutunian
Crimson Mist by Arto Der Haroutunian
Autumn Falls by Arto Der Haroutunian
Arabian Family by Arto Der Haroutunian
Adam and Eve by Arto Der Haroutunian
Arabian Day by Arto Der Haroutunian
Arto by Emanuel Levy
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