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 Gholamhossein Nami  (1936 - )

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Lived/Active: Iran, Islamic Republic of      Known for: abstract paintings

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BIOGRAPHY for Gholamhossein Nami
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1936 (Ghom, Iran)
 
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Iran, Islamic Republic of

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1936 Born in Ghom, Iran
1963 Graduated, BA from the school of Fine Arts, Tehran University
1980 MFA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Museums, Collections and Publications
Several paintings, drawings and sculpture pieces in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
Two Paintings in the Museum of Kerman, Iran
One Painting in the Permanent Collection of International House of Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A
One Painting in the art collection of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A
Two paintings in the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wis. U.S.A
Two paintings in the art Museum of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wis. U.S.A
Gholamhossein Nami selected works "1963-1994" Iranian Art publishing, 1996
Visual Communication, Tus publishers, Tehran, Iran, 1993
Pen and Ink Drawing, Tus publishers, Tehran, Iran 1985
Basic Design, Textbooks Organization of Iran, 1975

Awards:
2006 "The ceremony for naming a gallery as Gholamhossein Nami" in Iran Artist Organization.
2005 "The Encyclopedia Iranica" awards, Columbia University at Toronto Gala, Canada.
1987 "Golden Palm of Europe" award, Academy of Europe, Italy
1985 "Oscar d'Italia 1985" award, Italian Academy, Italy
1984 "Statue of Golden Flame" award, International Parliament USA
1984 "European Banner of the Arts" award with gold medal, Academy of Europe, Italy
1983 Gold Medal, International Parliament, US.
1972 One-year academic scholarship at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
1970 French National Prize award, "Cagnes-Sur-Mer Festival", France
1968 First Prize "World's Human Rights Day" art contest, Tehran, Iran
1967 Honorable Mention, "World Literacy Day" art contest, Tehran, Iran
1965 Italian Government Fellowship, 5th Tehran Biennial, Tehran, Iran
1964 First Prize "Mother's Day Contest and Exhibition" Tehran, Iran

Activities and Memberships:
Art instructor and Professor at the following institutions:
Secondary School of Fine Arts for boys and girls, 1964-1986
Alzahra University, 1968-1975, 1986-1988
School of Architecture and urban planning science and industry University, Tehran, 1972- 1987
School of Decorative Arts (present-day Art University), 1973-1977
Department of Architecture, Vanak institute of technology, 1969-1972
School of Art and Architecture, Azad Islamic University, Tehran, Iran, since 1986
Niavaran Cultural Center, since 1985
Curriculum development officer, Department of Art Education, Ministry of Culture and Arts, 1977-1978
Acting Principal, Behzad Secondary School of Fine Arts for Girls, 1974
Member, Curriculum Development Committee for the Arts, Ministry of Education, 1974-1976
Jury member, the Second National Art and Science Exhibition for Youth, 1977
Vice-chairman, Visual Arts Selection Committee, the National Iranian Commission for UNESCO, Tehran, Iran, 1973-1982
Assistant Director General for Arts, Department General of Art Education and Research, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, 1980
Chairman of Iranian Painters Society (IPS) 1999-2002
Chairman of the Tehran International Contemporary Drawing Exhibition 1999-2000
Chairman of the Contemporary Drawing in Iran Exhibition, 2001
Member of Iranian Artist's Forum High Council
Jury Member, The 4th Youth’s Visual Arts Exhibition, 2000, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Jury Member, The 5th Iranian Painters Biennial,2000, Tehran, Iran
Member of the Selection Committee, "New Art" Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002, Iran
Member of the Selection Committee “New Art” Exhibition, Tehran University, 2003 Iran
Curator of the Abstract Painting and New Art, “A Spiritual Vision” Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003 Iran
Member of Jury Committee for the 11th Asian Art Biennale , 2003 Bangladesh
A speech in Mohandes Society (Canadian Society of Iranian Engineers and Architects) under the title "The passage from Tradition to Modernism Iranian contemporary paintings " in Toronto, Canada, 2005
A speech and holding 4 session of workshops as planned by Iranian Association at the University of Toronto, Canada , 2005

Exhibitions:
2006 An exhibition for presenting" 40 years of creation in white and 3dimensional art works" on the occasion of the inauguration of the gallery" Gholamhossein Nami" in Iran Artist Organization.
2003 "A Spiritual Vision" Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran Iran.
2003 The 6th Iranian Painters Biennial, Tehran Iran
2003 Solo Show, Golestan Gallery, Tehran Iran
2002 "Iranian Contemporary Artists" Group Show, Royal Mirage, Dubai
2002 "Iranian Contemporary" Group Show, Christie's, London, England
2001 Contemporary Iranian Artists Group show, Washington D.C, U.S.A National tour, Sep 2001-May 2003
2000 Solo show Juten Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1999 Participates in the First International Drawing Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
1999 Contemporary Iranian Artists Group Show, Rome, Italy
1999 Solo show Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1998 Retrospective show, Fars Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
1996 Retrospective show, "1963-1994" Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1994 Solo show Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1991 Solo show Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1991 First Iranian Biennial Painting Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
1988 Solo Show Karpey Gallery, Tehran Iran
1987 Solo show Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1981 Group show Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
1980 Solo show Fine Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
1978 "Modern Iranian Art" International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
1977 Solo show Saman Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1976 "Volume and Surface 2" The Group of Independent Artists, Iran-America Society, Tehran, Iran
1976 "Fifty Years of Iranian Art: A Retrospective" Iran American Society, Tehran
1975 "Volume and Surface 1" The Group of Independent Artists, Iran-America Society, Tehran, Iran
1975 "The Blue Show", a Group of Independent Artists, Iran-America Society, Tehran, Iran
1974 "joan Miro International Drawing Festival" Barcelona, Spain
1973 "Iranian Painters" group show Grand Palais, Paris
1972 "Iranian Painters" group show Salon d' Automne, Paris
1970 "Cagnes-Sur-Mer Festival", France
1970 Solo show Iran-America Society, Tehran
1969 "Cagnes-Sur-Mer Festival", France
1968 Solo show Seihun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1968 "Modern Persian Art" group show, Columbia University, New York City
1967 Solo show Seihun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1967 Participates in the "5th Paris Biennial"
1966 Participates in the "5th Tehran Biennial"
1964 Participates in the "4th Tehran Biennial"


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