Mavis Guzelian, née Altounyan (1920-1998)

Scope and Content

Daughter of Dora and Ernest Altounyan.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Aleppo, Syria, Mavis later studied at Chelsea School of Art under Henry Moore, interrupted by a war-time stint working for a news agency in Jerusalem. She married Melkon Guzelian, a refugee from Armenia whom she had met in Syria while helping run the hospital founded by her grandfather.