Born in Alexandria in 1937, Bedros Aslanian began studying at the age of sixteen under Professor Silvio Bicchi and graduated from the Beaux Arts d'Alexandria in 1961. He won first prize at the Biennale des Pays Mediterraneens in both 1958 and 1960. In 1965 Aslanian moved to Montreal. He currently spends time between his residences in Montreal and Greece. His works have been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.
Aslanian is a painter of striking individuality. His canvases are records of people and places, including the narrow streets of the Greek Islands and the vast landscapes of Quebec. Thick brush strokes give dimension to the colours and create an emotional impact reminiscent of Van Gogh and Utrillo. His use of a variety of media, including tempera, oil, and pastel favours strong colouring - a synthesis of Impressionism, Cubism and Abstraction.
Aslanian's work can be found in private collections in Montreal, Athens and Paris.