Edgar Chahine出生在維也納，但在很小的時候就搬到君士坦丁堡。在那里，他在他的父親的財政支持下開始學習，他是奧斯曼銀行的主管。他的藝術能力很快被他的教授Melkon Tiratzuyan注意到，他建議他在意大利繼續他的學業，以便參與一個更加活躍的藝術環境。然后他搬到了意大利的威尼斯，在那里他在圣拉扎羅島參加了著名的亞美尼亞人穆罕默德。他在著名的迪拜貝爾藝術學院學習Antonio Ermolao Paoletti。在意大利獲得了很多經驗之后，他于1895搬到巴黎。他報名參加了阿卡德公司和乜居連公司，并在法國藝術家協會舉辦了成功的展覽。他的第一幅畫在1896巴黎沙龍“法國藝術家弗朗西斯”展出，是乞丐的肖像畫。他從1896到1899繼續展覽。在這些展覽中，Chahine包括了他的藝術系列《悲慘生活》，它以窮人的桌子為特色。1900，他的版畫為他贏得了巴黎環球展上的金牌。1903，他在威尼斯雙年展上又獲得了一枚金牌。Chahine經常轉向亞美尼亞主題，1926年成為巴黎法裔亞美尼亞藝術家聯合會“Ani”的創始成員。他于1925成為一名歸化的法國公民，被授予“L & P”233；Gion D＆P；39；Honneur在1932。不幸的是，1926年，Edgar Chahine'的藝術生涯發生了意想不到的轉變，他的許多作品在他的工作室失火中丟失，1942年，更多的作品在洪水中被毀。由于這些不幸事件，他的許多畫作和版畫尚未被發現。1928年，埃德加·查因在法國非常受歡迎。到那年年底，法國奧恩地區的克勞迪斯-維穆蒂埃博物館以他的名字命名，Mus&e Chahine。
Artist :Edgar Chahine
Additional Name :????? ?????
Born : Vienna, Austria
Died : Paris, France
Art Movement :Post-Impressionism
Edgar Chahine was born in Vienna but moved to Constantinople at a very young age. There he began his studies under the financial support of his father who was the director of the Ottoman Bank. His artistic abilities were soon noticed by his professor, Melkon Tiratzuyan, who advised him to pursue his studies in Italy in order to participate in a more active artistic environment. He then moved to Venice, Italy where he attended the prestigious Armenian Lyceum Mourad Rafealian on the San Lazzaro Island. He studied under Antonio Ermolao Paoletti at the renowned Academia di Belle Arti. After gaining much experience in Italy, he then moved to Paris in 1895. He enrolled at the Académie Julian, and had successful exhibitions at the Society of French Artists. His first painting which was exhibited at the Paris Salon “Societe Des Artist Francais” in 1896, was a portrait of a beggar. He continued to have exhibitions from 1896 to 1899. In these exhibitions, Chahine included his art series called "Lamentable Life" which features the tables of poor people. In 1900, his prints earned him a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. In 1903, he won another gold medal at the Venice Biennale. Chahine often turned to Armenian themes and in 1926 was a founding member of “Ani”, the Union of French-Armenian Artists of Paris. He became a naturalized French citizen in 1925 and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur in 1932. Unfortunately, Edgar Chahine's artistic career took an unexpected turn when many of his prints were lost in a fire in his atelier in 1926, and many more were destroyed in a flood in 1942. Due to these unfortunate events, much of his paintings and prints are yet to be seen or discovered.In 1928, Edgar Chahine became very popular in France. By the end of that year, a museum in Crouttes–Vimoutiers in the Orne region of France was named after him, Musée Chahine.