Manouk M. Papazian

By John Dilworth

PAPAZIAN, Manouk M. Born 1914 Smyrna Turkey, d. after 1981 New York USA. Self-taught maker active from 1934 in Buenos Aires. Established professionally 1949-1956. Moved to New York 1956-1981. Stradivari model. Own dark red oil varnish and curious ‘mosaic’ purfling. About 35 violins, 20 violas, and three cellos completed; also many plucked instruments. [Wenberg]

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