Biography / Exhibitions / Awards / Museums


1956 - First Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts, - Beirut, Lebanon

          First Prize of “Biennial of  Florence” – Italy

          Gold Medal of “ The Group Exhibition of Toscan” – Florence

1957 - Gold Medal of the International Exhibitions at the “Permanente” Gallery, Florence, Italy

1959 -  Prize of the French Biennial

1964 -  Prize of Fine Arts – German Association of Arts & Culture – Germany.

1968  - First Prize Sursock Museum – Beirut, Lebanon.

1969  - First Prize of  “Phillips” – Beirut, Lebanon

1970 - First Prize of “The National Education”, - Beirut, Lebanon.

1874 - Knighted by the German Government

1984 - Knighted by the French Government “Chevalier de l’Ordre, des Arts et des Lettres” - Paris,France.

1985 - Prize of Fine Arts of Mardiros Sarian -Yerevan, Armenia.1986 - Knighted by his His Holiness
          The Pope Jean-Paul II, “Chevalier de l’Ordre” of St.
Silvestre - Vatican.

          Knighted by his His Holiness Karekin the II, Catholicos of Cicilia ,“Chevalier de l’Ordre” of

          St. Mesrob Mashdots. Antelias, Lebanon.

1993 - After his passing Guiragossian was Knighted by the Lebanese Government with the Medal of 
Honour of the Cedar