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Armen Ohanian (née Sophia Pirboudaghian) (1887-1976), Armenian dancer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Armenian-born Ohanian lived in Persia and Turkey before beginning her career as a dancer in Paris and London. Famous for her Orientalist dances, Ohanian also worked as a writer. Her autobiographical work, The Dancer of Shamahka was published in French in 1918 and translated into English in 1922.

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Armen Ohanian (née Sophia Pirboudaghian)

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
photogravure, 1911
NPG Ax132943