born in Beirut in 1973, is a painter and sculptor. Through his works, Yedalian expresses profound emotion, inspired by experience, environment and recollections. His artwork is defined by such emotive themes, yet the distinctive style and palette with which he renders his figures is unconventional, as his depictions conjure up all but warmth. Yedalian's work transcends a cold, penetrating breeze, which offers some insight into the mysteries of his philosophy and his vast emotional repertoire. The artist revisits memories and sparks his imagination into life through his figures. His oeuvres recreate timeless facial expressions that emanate a continuous suffering and eternal longing for humanity. Raffi Yedalian studied Etching at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts “ALBA”, and Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Art Toros Roslin. He is also a graduate of the College Artistique de la Mode Moderne and a member of the Lebanese Artists Association of Painters and Sculptors. Since 2006, he has been a Fine Arts instructor at Haigazian University in Beirut. In 1992, he engaged in his first solo exhibition and participated in many group exhibitions since then, including the Salon d’Automne at Sursock Museum and participated in several Art Fairs in London and Beirut. In 2012, “Meghabard”, his bronze monument, was inaugurated and blessed by H.H. Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Bzommar, Lebanon. In 2015, he presented to H.H. Pope Francis his painting of Blessed Ignatius Maloyan, in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican on April 12, and this painting has been reproduced & issued by the Philatelic and Numismatic Office of Vatican City Authorities in a Limited Edition Stamp on September 2, 2015. In 2015, he created the monument in bronze “Gratitude”, in Gemmayze Pasteur Street, Beirut. Some of the artist’s works are on view in permanent collections including in the Vatican City in the collection of H.H. Pope Francis & H.H. Pope Benedict XVI, in Sursock Museum in Beirut, in the Museum of The Armenian Genocide in Armenia, in the Museum of “MACAM” Lebanon, in the Museum of the Couvent of Bzommar Lebanon, and many more throughout the world.