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Born in Teheran in 1937, he studied at the College of Fine Arts and the College of Decorative Arts in Teheran and began to exhibit his work early in his career, at the Biennales in Paris (1959-63), Teheran (1960-66), Sao Paulo (1963) and Venice (1964), receiving a number of awards. His work showed the influence of Iranian Shi`ite folk art beginning in 1959.
He went to live in Paris in 1961 but continued to take a close interest in the development of art in Iran. At t (showing 500 of 1304 characters).