Hovsep Pushman, Armenian, American, 1877 to 1966, oil painting on canvas depicting a portrait of a woman with a fan. Framed. A plate showing the name of the artist, H. Pushman, on the front of the frame. Hovsep Pushman is known for Oriental motif still life and figure painting. Born in Armenia on May 9, 1877. In 1888 Pushman began art studies at the Imperial School of Fine Arts in Constantinople. He immigrated to the U.S. about 1894 and settled in Chicago where he further studied at the AIC. About 1910 he traveled to Paris where he was a pupil of Lefebvre, Robert Fleury, and Dechenaud at Academie Julian. Leaving France, he toured the Orient and was introduced to the oriental subject matter that was to become his forte. After his return to Chicago, he painted portraits and still lives. During 1916 to 1919 Pushman maintained a studio in the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA and continued exhibiting in Los Angeles throughout the 1920s and 1930s. One of a kind artwork.