He finished the private Lisitsian school, then the famous Nersisian School. Afterwards he studied at the Art College where his teacher was famous artists Yeghishe Tadevossian. His love for art led him to Moscow, to the studio of P.I. Kelin. Some of Artik’s paintings as well as pieces of verse and stories, reviews and articles have reached us. He also wrote plays about famous artists – “Van Dyck”, “Titian”, “Rubens” and others. Some of these plays were staged. He was drafted to army during the World War I. After he was discharged from the army he started work as a volunteer at the “Caucasian Division of Russian Cities”. During the crucial days in the history of his people he left for West Armenia. He served in Igdir, and Julfa helping refugees, organizing soup kitchens and shelters. In 1916 he was appointed as plenipotentiary representative in Van region. There he fell in love with one of the nurses of the “International Red Cross” Elisabeth Armstrong. She was his English teacher. Artik was killed in 1918 in Van at the age of 24. His death deeply depressed Toumanian. The death of his son was an irrecoverable blow for Toumanian which approached his own death.