Art Brokerage: Arbe Berberyan Russian Artist: The son of a distinguished artist, and Professor of Art & Design, Ara Berberyan (Arbe) earned the praise for his artistic talents as a youth, and by the age of 12 Arbe had his first Exhibition. His paintings were sent by the U.S.S.R. on an International Tour, called "The World by Childrens' Eyes." This exhibition visited France, Italy, Canada, and the United States. When Arbe was older he was invited to matriculate into the University of Art & Design in Yerevan, Armenia. Although it was complicated to find books from the west, Arbe managed to attain and study those of the artists he appreciated most: Dali, Picasso, Titian, Rembrandt, and Klimt. As a scholar of art & design books on Klimt particularly motivated him. He earned his Masters Degree in 1981 and quickly began his career as a fine artist by accommodating government commissions for murals at the Yerevan Airport, theaters, hotels and other government projects.