1922 - Was born in Constantinople (Istambul).
1929-1942 - Studied in a private French Catholic lycee.
1936 - Took drawing lessons from the famous Turkish artist, Abiddin Dino.
1939 - Participated in political activity.
1942 - Was accepted to the Istambul Academy of Fine Arts in the painting department, where he studied under Bedri Rakhmi Eiyuboglu.
Completed a four-year program in two years.
1944-1947 - Was imprisoned for his political activity.
1949 - Emigrated to Syria, then to Livan (Beirut), where he taught painting in Armenian schools and lycees.
1956 - Moved to Poland with his family.
1959 - Moved to China.
Lived and worked in Peking.
1961 - Moved to Moscow.
Since 1963 - Taught Turkish language and literature at the Eastern Languages Institute at Moscow State University.
Since 1974 - Member, USSR Artists' Union.
1978 - Died in Moscow. Was buried in Yerevan.
Since the beginning of the 1990's, the artist's paintings have been exhibited in LES OREADES.
Ikhmalyan's works are located at the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Eastern Art, the Glinka Museum of Musical Culture, the Museum at the Echmiadzinskii Cathedral (in the Katolikos collection), in the Russia Artists' Union and in Kaunas, Vilnius and Yerevan.
Also, his works are in many private collections in Russia and abroad.