Born in Jerusalem in 1926, Paul Guiragossian's early education was strictly religious.
In 1944 he began his artistic training at the
Italian Academy Pietro Iaghetti, then between 1946 and 1949 at the Institute Yarcon.
He completed his formative period by attendingthe Florence Academy of Fine Arts in 1956.
After that, he widened his circle of contacts
with the West and spent three years in France and as many in the USA.