Hagop, being free spirited and trying to find his own artistic identity, found himself intellectually and morally in conflict with the academic and political pressures of communist society. In 1981, with his family, Hagop immigrated to the United States of America and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. He continues to improve his education as an artist with the art studio of Richard Schmid in Vermont.


  One of his works is permanently exhibited at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Massachusetts. The Boston merchants of Newbury Street have also mounted a bronze plaque on the street wall to honor Hagop as master painter. Recently, Hagop has also been given 1st prize for submission in the International Artists Magazine Competition for 2007. He is represented by the following galleries on the East Coast: J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley, MA; Summer House Gallery in Rockport, MA; Lilly Pad Gallery in Watch Hill, RI; and Susan Powell Fine Art in Connecticut.