Arutyunov Raphael was born in 1938 in Pyatigorsk, Russia.
He started showing his creativity at a very early age, when as a boy, Raphael was attending a model airplane hobby club.
He dreamt of becoming an aircraft designer.
He entered the Aeronautical Academy, where a professor recommended he become an artist.
Today, Arutyunov is retired and lives in Kislovodsk, Russia.
Some of his works are in private collections in Europe, some were purchased by State museums in Moscow and Yerevan.