(1938 - 2008)
Ardeshir Mohassess was active/lived in New York / Iran, Islamic Republic of. Ardeshir Mohassess is known for humor and social commentary illustrations.
Biography Ardeshir Mohassess
Ardeshir Mohassess was born in Iran in 1938 and began drawing early in his childhood. In the 1960s, after receiving a degree in political science from Tehran University, he worked as an illustrator for Iranian journals and newspapers. Soon after, his drawings began to appear in major international newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times. In 1976, Mohassess left Iran for what he planned as a temporary stay in the United States. However, with the outbreak of the Iranian Revolution in 1979—which brought an end to the reign of the Pahlavi Shahs and instated a theocracy led by Ayatollah Khomeini—Mohassess chose to remain in New York, where he lives today.
His first retrospective was in the United States at the Asia S
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