Sohrab Sepehri

(1928 - 1980) Born in 1928 in Iran, he was a poet as well as an artist, publishing his first collection of poems “Colour’s Death” in 1951. In 1957 he attended Paris School of Dine Arts, specializing in lithography. His work was exhibited at the 1958 Venice Biennale and he received the First Prize for Fine Arts at the Second Tehran Biennale. Between 1964 and 1967, he lived in France and in the United States. His solo exhibitions include shows in 1971 at a gallery in New York, in 1972 at a gallery in Paris and Tehran. Sohrab Sepheri worked in several government agencies before dedicating himself to a career as an artist. The artist passed away in 1979.