In 1950 graduated from Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatre Institute, the 1951-1953 period. Moscow improved. Since 1953 he has taught at the Art College, in 1962, YEGTI States.
Papian portraits and compositions are distinguished by spontaneity, time (1950-1960-ies) individual experiences and social stressed the tendency to express aesthetic perceptions. Gunankarnerin characteristic of the solid structure of a large expression restraint means to achieve mastery.
His works are kept in the National Gallery of Armenia, the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow and elsewhere.