Born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1939, Berdj Tchakedjian graduated The Franco-Egyptian Lycée in 1957. Being drawn to painting, he then decides to take courses given by the painter Hosni El Banna. Two years later, he is admitted at the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Fine Arts. The four years under the direction of professors and Sayed Abdel Rassoul prove to be most beneficial in the development of a personal style of sensitivity.
Emigrating to Canada in 1966, he works in advertising and gives most of his time to his new career for many years. In 1994, he finds himself once again in his painting and allocates all of his energies to his passion.
An article on B. Tchakedjian was published in Magazin’art in June of 1996, in Billiards Digest, USA, in 2001, in Magazine parcours in October of 2002, in the Aztag Daily newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2003 and 2007, and in the Horizon newspaper, Montreal, in 2007 and 2008. Two of his paintings have appeared on the front cover of two novels published by Editions Belfond, Paris, France, in 1998 and 2001…
Tchakedjian’s style radiates sensual simplicity and beauty in the movement of his lines and curves. The atmosphere of his works are soft and serene. His pieces are viewed as solid compositions. His colors, warm and luminous, are superbly transparent due to his technique. His canvases are exquisitely sharp and are of a high quality finish.
Connoisseurs and buyers will appreciate and rejoice at the sight of his beautiful captivating paintings with a style that is not “déjà vu”. Many of his masterpieces are found in private collections in Switzerland, Frances, the United States, Canada, Egypt, Armenia, Lebanon…
2016 Awarded the Arshile Gorky Medal by the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia.
2016 Twenty Years and Beyond, Jeweler’s Souks, Solidere Era, Beirut.
2015 Rebirth of a Nation, Beirut Exhibition Center.
2013 International Art Expo New York 2013, Pier 92, New York, USA.
2012 ArtMonaco’13, Salon d’Art Contemporain, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
2008 International Art Expo New York, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, USA.
2008 Gallery Richelieu, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Solo Exhibition).
2007 Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Solo Exhibition).
2007 Expo Art and Zilli, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2004 Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Solo Exhibition).
2002 Pan-Armenian Artists Exhibition, Montreal Quebec, Canada.
2001 Hamazkayin cross-Canada Exhibition.