harry hasheian, 77, artist and educator 

Local artist and educator, Harry Hasheian of Chestnut Hill, died suddenly on Saturday, July 18th, at the age of 77. He and his family were life long Philadelphia residents and his work was known throughout the state. Born in Philadelphia, June 22, 1938 to John and Azniv Hasheian, proud Turkish- Armenians. After graduating in 1956 from West Philadelphia High School, Mr. Hasheian attended Philadelphia College of Art (Now the University of the Arts), receiving his B.A. in 1960 in Art Education; and to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his MFA. Mr Hasheian joined the faculty at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science in 1961, and was assistant professor at Edinboro University from 1965 to 84. He has taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Cabrini College, Mercyhurst College, in higher education; and at Salem High School; and the Green Tree School at the elementary and secondary levels. He served for three years as Director of Visual Communication at the Art Institute of Philadelphia from 1987-90. He also taught at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. Hasheian is survived by his wife, Marilyn, their two children Molly (Hovanness) Papazian of Los Angeles and Max Hasheian of Philadelphia. He is also survived by three children from a previous marriage; James Hasheian of Philadelphia, Hester Hasheian of Detroit, MI, and Gwen Hasheian Norton of Quinton,NJ, a sister, Mary Hasheian Mumford of Selbyville DE, two grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Hester Hasheian Young.

By Steve Berg

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