SAMVEL LAJIKIAN : A PORTRAIT OF PAUL SORVINO

Film by Eric Minh Swenson.

Samvel Lajikian Trivia

Samvel Lajikian is internationally renowned and an honorary artist who's been painting for over three decades. Many consider him the indisputable master of watercolor, however his paintings are skillfully produced in all methods, including watercolor, acrylic and oil.

Lajikian's work has mesmerized many celebrities, amongst whom was Michael Jackson, who privately acquired the "Michael Jackson – The Last Supper" (oil on canvas) painting in 2003.

In 2005, Lajikian created a celebrity jewelry line entitled “Celebrity Portrait Jewelry” for Snoop Dogg, Master P, DMX, Xzibit, Shaquille O’Neal and others.

In August of 2014, HBO aired a special from stand-up comedian Katt Williams, “Priceless: Afterlife", directed by Spike Lee. Lajikian’s 48’' by 48’' painting "The Last Supper" (oil on canvas) was prominently displayed on stage for the duration of the show.

Lajikian has painted over 160 paintings and continuing.

Paul Sorvino Trivia

Paul Sorvino began his career as a16-year-old singer at a Catskills resort dreaming of becoming an opera singer.

On the big screen, Mr. Sorvino is best known for his portrayal of tough guys and authority figures, in such standout performances as Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film “Goodfellas.”

Sir Paul is a Knight of the Great Cross in the Order of The Carinzia, founded by Saint George in the 3rd century for the protection of the Pope (Cavaliere Di Gran Croce); and Knight of the Italian Republic. His family is noble; it’s coat of arms dating back to the 12th century.

An actor, director, writer, screenwriter, professional bronze sculptor, pianist, business man, operatic tenor and passionate cook, Sorvino still returns occasionally to his original dream and headlines his own concerts.

Mr. Sorvino has appeared in more than 160 films and counting.