Jean Carzou - Le gardien (detail), 1982

Jean Carzou / Karnik Zouloumian


August 14, 2013

Jean Carzou was an Armenian-French painter and illustrator, recognized for his illustrations that graced the pages of the novels by Ernest Hemingway and Albert Camus.

Born in Syria in 1907 as Karnik Zouloumian, into an Armenian family, the artist was first educated in Cairo, Egypt, before moving to Paris, where he studied art and architecture.