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Varoujan was born in Aleppo, Syria to parents who survived the Armenian Genocide. As a young man, at the age of nineteen, he went to Armenia to study art. in 1979 after he completed his Master's Degree at the Academy of Fine arts in Yerevan, he left Soviet Armenia and established residence in the United States.

Varoujan captures emotions and moods in his paintings. His figurative subjects with abstract backgrounds are rich with vivid colors and sharp contrasts. He uses acrylic, oil, charcoal, pastel and pencil, as well as embossed metal for texture, and is able to create works which are half dream an half reality.

Varoujan is one of those rare artists who combine natural innate talent and superb creativity, with academic classic training. The combination is a recipe for greatness and the result is a series of beautiful paintings. Varoujan has a unique signature style. He's a master craftsman who eloquently defines spaces, situations and relations with the strokes of his brush. His paintings portray a physical connection between two people, as a metaphor for their spiritual communion.

Varoujan's Romantic Expressionist paintings have been exhibited at Art Expo and the Trump Tower in New York City, as well as many fine art galleries in the United States from Boston to Miami, and his paintings are represented in several fine art collections in the United States and abroad.

Varoujan also creates religious works of art, he has painted religious murals for seven Armenian churches in the United States. The Saints Vartananz Armenian Church in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, alone contains 47 murals.

In 2003 Varoujan created and founded Peace of Art, Inc., a non-profit educational organization, for the purpose of bringing awareness to the human condition through art. Peace of Art, Inc., has conducted several art exhibits in government buildings such, as the Massachusetts State House and City Halls in several cities; institutions of higher education, such as Harvard University, JFK School of Government; private galleries; Libraries and Museums in the United States.

In 2014, "Peace of Art" exhibit by Daniel Varoujan Hejinian, was hosted at the National Gallery of Armenia. The exhibition was part of the 5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference organized by the RA Ministry of Diaspora, dedicated to the 23rd anniversary of Armenia's Independence and to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

In May 2014, Varoujan's "A Mother's Hands" monument to commemorate the Armenian Genocide was unveiled in front of Lowell's City Hall, to the acclaim of elected officials and members of the community at large. The monument depicts a mother's hands in bronze, knitting into a cross stone. For the first in the Diaspora, an Armenian Genocide commemorative monument was installed in government property.

In 2009, at the Massachusetts State House, Varoujan unveiled "Missing Stripes" a painting dedicated to the Americans, who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, the centerpiece of his new collection entitled, "Colors of Liberty" at a reception organized by Peace of Art, and sponsored by State Representative Peter J. Koutoujian.

Varoujan has received many awards and has been honored for his artwork and his contributions to the community with his art.

On May 28th, 2015 Hejinian Awarded Movses Khorenatsi Medal the state's highest honor presented by Armenian President Serge Sarkisian. Also on December 9th, he received ANC Freedom Award presented by the Armenian National Committee of Merrimack Valley. Last year, Hejinian received the exalted Arshile Gorky Medal from Diasporan Minister Hranush Hakobyan in recognition of his remarkable achievements in the spheres of art and culture.

In 2010, he was honored at the Massachusetts State House and received a declaration from the Senate and the House of Representatives. Resolutions for his lifelong efforts to promote peace through his works of art.