Yefkin Megherian served in public education for 19 years, 7 of which were as an art teacher of elementary school children. She is a grandmother of 9 and great- grandmother of 2. Her career as a sculptor began when she enrolled in an adult class in sculpture at Queensborough Community College in New York City in 1985. Her background led her to use Armenian themes and notable Armenian personalities in her work, particularly as bronze medallions, bas-reliefs, and portrait busts. She is a member of AMSA (American Medallic Sculpture Association) and FIDEM, an international medallic organization, and has exhibited her medallions in many juried shows and earned awards for her portrait busts. Her statue of Pope John Paul II is in the Vatican collection, and one of her medals is in the collection of the British Museum. She has also served as a consultant on the design of the doors of St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York City. The model of the St. Sahag and St. Mesrob relief exhibited at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) in Watertown, MA, and which is now in ALMA’s permanent collection, was cast in bronze and mounted in the nave of St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet, NY in 2003.



Yefkin Megherian

Queens, NY