Who is Calouste Gulbenkian?

Calouste Gulbenkian was born on 23 March 1869 in Scutari ( Üsküdar ), in the Ottoman Empire capital Constantinople (now Istanbul ). He received his early education at Aramyan-Uncuyan, a local Armenian school.

What does Gulbenkian stand for?

Gulbenkian is an Armenian surname. It may refer to: Kémar Gulbenkian, member of French group No One Is Innocent Gulbenkian Prize, series of awards for museums and galleries, for sciences, human rights Gulbenkian Park, also known as Gulbenkian Garden, garden with lakes located in Lisbon, Portugal

Whats new at Gulbenkian?

Gulbenkian Connect: a meeting point for grantees 16 dec 2021 António Feijó will become President of the Calouste Foundation in May 2022 14 dec 2021 Gulbenkian invests in Forests

Who is Nubar Gulbenkian?

Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian ( Armenian: Նուպար Սարգիս Կիւլպէնկեան; 2 June 1896 – 10 January 1972) was an Armenian business magnate and socialite born in the Ottoman empire.

What did Calouste Gulbenkian do?

Calouste Gulbenkian, (born March 29, 1869, Istanbul, Turk.—died July 20, 1955, Lisbon, Port.), Turkish-born British financier, industrialist, and philanthropist. In 1911 he helped found the Turkish Petroleum Co. (later Iraq Petroleum Co.) and became the first to exploit Iraqi oil; his 5% share made him one of the world’s richest men.

Where can I see Calouste Gulbenkians art?

While Gulbenkians art collection may be found in many museum across the world, most of his art is exhibited at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal. The museum was founded according to his will, in order to accommodate and display his collection, now belonging to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

What are the best books on Calouste Gulbenkian?

Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian. London: Profile Books, 2019. For detailed background concerning Gulbenkian and the Red Line Agreement controlling Middle East Oil see Black, Edwin. Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraqs 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict.

Who is George Gulbenkian and why is he famous?

Gulbenkian began as an unpaid worker for his father, who was as noted for his miserly tendencies as his son would be for his spending, but later sued his father for $10 million, bizarrely after a refusal by the company to allow him $4.50 for a lunch of chicken in tarragon jelly.

What makes the Gulbenkian Museum so special?

Built in a sprawling garden, the Gulbenkian Museum integrates the indoors and the outdoors with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out into the gardens and provide much natural light in which to showcase pieces such as Diana the Huntress. The Gulbenkian Collection is comprised of more than 6000 pieces of art, of which 1000 are on permanent display.

What is the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation?

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was created in 1956 and aims to improve peoples lives through art, charity, science and education. Skip to main content Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

What to expect at the webinar Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2022?

Webinar Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2022 Sat, 05 Feb 2022 / 18:00 – 19:40 Cinderella Sun, 06 Feb 2022 / 12:00 – 13:00 Mozart for all Sun, 06 Feb 2022 / 17:00 – 18:00 Mozart for all Thu, 10 Feb 2022 / 20:00 – 22:00 Chopins Piano Concerto No. 2

When is the Gulbenkian Choir a cappella in Italy?

Gulbenkian Choir A Cappella Sat, 19 Feb 2022 / 18:00 – 20:40 Rigoletto Mon, 21 Feb 2022 / 20:00 – 22:00 Behzod Abduraimov Thu, 24 Feb 2022 / 10:00 – 13:00

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