Of Armenian origin, was born in Lebanon in 1943 and immigrated to Canada in 1960. Studied fine arts and commercial art at Sir George Williams School of art.
For eighteen years he found his livelihood as commercial artist, during which he painted for pleasure and self-gratification, producing many solo exhibitions. He does not adhere to any one movement of art nor does he ascribe to the philosophy of a particular school. He is free of any moral prejudgments and rigid cultural precepts. In his paintings he tries to capture the fleeting impressions of this transitory life, capturing the sensation of an everlasting present, the secret life within a human situation