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1943, Kashan

Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Printed Arts, Pratt Institute, New York, 1968
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Printed Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1968
  • Graduate of Painting, Tehran’s Boys School of Fine Arts, 1962

Membership:

  • Professor and Faculty Member, Tehran University of Art (retired)
  • Permanent member of The Iranian Academy of Arts
  • Honorary member of Iran Painters Community

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Tehran Gallery, Winter 1974
  • Zarvan Gallery, Winter 1975
  • Iran- America Community, Winter 1977
  • Shahr Art Gallery, Winter 1978
  • Golestan Art Gallery, Autumn 1989
  • Golestan Art Gallery, Autumn 1990
  • Sabz Art Gallery, Autumn 1991
  • Sabz Art Gallery, Autumn 1992
  • Sabz Art Gallery, Autumn 1994
  • Arya Art Gallery, Winter 1995
  • Bamdad Art Gallery, Autumn 1996
  • Haft Samar Art Gallery, Autumn 1997
  • Barg Art Gallery, Autumn 1998
  • Barg Art Gallery, Winter 2001
  • Barg Art Gallery, Winter 2002
  • Barg Art Gallery, Autumn 2004
  • Haft Samar Art Gallery, Winter 2005
  • Esfahan Art Gallery, Winter 2005
  • Dey Art Gallery, Winter 2006
  • Dey Art Gallery, Winter 2008
  • Maah Art Gallery, Winter 2009
  • Khak Art Gallery, Winter 2010
  • Khak Art Gallery, Autumn 2010
  • Hoor Art Gallery, Winter 2011
  • Khak Art Gallery, Autumn 2011
  • Khak Art Gallery, Autumn 2013

Group Exhibitions:

  • Tehran’s 3rd Biennial, 1962
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, 1965
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1970
  • 7th Asian games, Tehran, September 1974
  • Ghandriz Art Gallery 100th exhibition, Tehran, October 1974
  • First International Art Exhibition, Tehran, January 1975
  • Tehran Art Gallery, January 1975
  • Iran’s Contemporary Painters and Sculptors Exhibition, Basel, Switzerland, June 1976
  • “50 years of Iran’s Art” Exhibition, Winter 1977
  • Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Summer 1977
  • Master Mohammadi’s memorial, Niavaran Cultural Center, March 1986
  • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, March 1988
  • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Summer 1989
  • Niavaran Cultural Center, 1990
  • Tehran’s first Biennial, 1991
  • Barg Art Gallery, Summer 1993
  • As’ad Gorgani Hall, Gorgan, Spring 1994
  • Haft Samar Art Gallery, Autumn 1994
  • Aspects of Iran’s Art, Contemporary Museums, Winter 1995
  • Fajr-e-ershad Hall, Zanjan, Spring 1995
  • Cultural Development Seminar, University of Tehran, Spring 1995
  • Haft Samar Art Gallery, Autumn 1995
  • Tehran’s 4th Biennial, Autumn 1997
  • First “Iran’s Contemporary Drawing” Exhibition, Autumn 1999
  • Iran’s 5th Contemporary Painting Biennial, Autumn 2000
  • 2nd International Exhibition of Iran’s Contemporary Drawing, Winter 2001
  • First International Islamic World Painting Exhibition, Winter 2001
  • Painting Exhibition for “Sheikh Shahab al-din Sohrevardi International Congress”, Zanjan, Summer 2001
  • Spiritual Outlook, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Autumn 2003
  • Behzad in my imagination, Academy of Arts, Winter 2004
  • 3rd International Biennial of Islamic World Painting, Winter 2005
  • Novel Movement , Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Winter 2006
  • 4th International Biennial of Islamic World Painting, Winter 2007
  • “Iran’s Spring” Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Spring 2007
  • 7th Biennial of Tehran’s Contemporary Painting, Saba Cultural Center, Winter 2008
  • Naar Art Gallery, Tehran, Winter 2008
  • “Bagh-e- Iran” Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, 2010
  • Group Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, 2012
  • “Expression and Abstraction” Group Exhibition, Pardis-e- Mellat Art Gallery, Winter 2014
  • “Shahname Negari” Group Exhibition, Laleh Art Gallery, Spring 2014
  • “Khak Art Gallery Artists” Group Exhibition, Summer 2014

International Exhibitions:

  • Painting Exhibition of “Nations Friendship House”, Moscow, Russia, 1999
  • 9th Painting Biennial, Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh, Winter 2000
  • Painting Exhibition, Jordan, Winter 2000
  • Iran’s Contemporary Painting Exhibition, New York, Spring 2000
  • Iran’s Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Damascus, Syria, Autumn 2000
  • Iran’s Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Rome, Italy, Spring 2000
  • Iran’s Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Casablanca, Morocco, 2005
  • 12th Painting Biennial, Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh, Winter 2008

Jury and Secretarial Positions:

  • Member of the jury of Iran’s 1st Contemporary Painting Biennial
  • Member of the select committee of Iran’s 2nd Contemporary Painting Biennial
  • Member of the select committee of Iran’s 3rd Contemporary Painting Biennial
  • Member of the jury of Tehran’s 1st International Drawing Exhibition
  • The Secretary of 5th Iran Contemporary Painting Biennial
  • Member of jury of 2nd International Exhibition of Iran Contemporary Drawing
  • Member of the jury of 2nd International Biennial of Islamic World Painting, 2002
  • Member of the select committee and jury of 3rd International Biennial of Islamic World Painting
  • Secretary of 4th International Biennial of Islamic World Painting, 2006
  • Secretary of “Shams Farhangestan”, 2006
  • Secretary of “Tabriz Style Painting” Conference (first round), Ilkhani Style, 2007-2008, Tabriz, Iran
  • Secretary of “Jonbesh-e- Saqakhane” exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, 2013

List of Papers:

  1. “Manet, a manifestation of a dramatic transformation”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 10, p. 248-259.
  2. “Volume in Visual arts”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 15, p. 2-46.
  3. “Collage and modern schools”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 15, p. 144-173.
  4. “Iran’s Painting in Zand and Ghajar era”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 26, p. 155-160.
  5. “Dao Doctrine and Painting”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 26, p. 155-160.
  6. “Realism in definition”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal. No. 27, p. 71-80.
  7. “Contexts of Painting in Iran”, Collection of talks of the Visual arts Conference, for Tehran’s first Biennial, 1991.
  8. “Visual contexts of Sadegh Barirati’s works”, published in Sadegh Barirati book, 1995.
  9. “Eternal Values of Baysonghori Shahname”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 28, p. 23-242.
  10. “Mirza abo torab -e- Ghaffari drawing works”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 0, p. 4-14.
  11. “Iran’s traditional painting, past, today…,” Honarnaameh, No. 3, p. 46-52.
  12. “Quran’s stories in Jami’s Haft- Orang”, Honarnameh, No. 6, p. 36-50.
  13. “Gerhard Richter and figurative tradition”, Honarnameh, No. 11, p. 20-28.
  14. “Mirza Abolhasan khan-e Ghaffari (Sanee’ al Molk) and the story of a thousand and one nights”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 35, p. 76-84, Spring 1998.
  15. “The Art of Zen”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 30, p. 241- 244, Winter 1996.
  16. “The concept of space in folk religious paintings”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 55, p. 64-71, Spring 2003.
  17. “Globalization and Art”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 67, p. 415-424, Spring 2006.
  18. “Ibrahim Mirza’s Haft-Orang”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 37, p. 100-109.
  19. “Fayum’s Faces”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 40, p. 89-98.
  20. “Modern painters and East land”, Academy of Science, No. 14, 15, p. 255-271.
  21. “Malakot Sharg Va Eglim Khail Garb”, Dar Saye-e-Tooba, for the Symposium of 1st Islamic World Painting Exhibition, p. 154-162, 2000.
  22. “Imam Ali’s faces in traditional Iran’s painting”, Dar Abi e Darya, Special number for Imam Ali’s year, p. 64-80, 2000.
  23. “Reflection of though in the Far East painting”, Honarnameh, No. 13, p. 4-16.
  24. “Monstrous world of Roberto Matta”, Honarnameh, No. 66, p. 16-60.
  25. “Baysonghori Shahname and its effects”, Khial Journal, No. 6, p. 30-37.
  26. “Zen’s style in illustration”, Khial Journal, No. 7, p. 64-74.
  27. “Far East Virtue principal”, published in the catalogue of “Honare Ma’navi” exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, 2004.
  28. “Manifestation of Light in Master Mahmood Javadipour artworks”, published in the catalogue of “Master Mahmood Javadipour” exhibition, The Iranian Academy of Arts.
  29. “Foundations of Modernism in Iranian painting”, Honarnameh, No. 20, p. 56-72.
  30. “Dreaming”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 66, Winter 2006.
  31. “Contexts of Modernism in Iran’s contemporary painting”, presented in Oxford University, Summer 2005.
  32. “The unsolved mystery of Master Mohammad Siah ghalam”, Golestan-e-Honar, No. 1, p. 93-100.
  33. “Moones-al-Ahrar illustrative version”, Golestan-e-Honar, No. 6, p. 112-115.
  34. “Soltan Ahmad Jalayer book and seven valleys of Attar’s Mantiq-ul-Tayr (The Conference of Birds)”, Golestan-e-Honar, No. 10, p. 64-72.
  35. “Qesas-al-Anbia in the words of illustration”, Khial Journal, No. 13, p. 114-131.
  36. “Mohammad Jouki Shahname”, Journal of Visual and applied arts, No. 4, p. 35-50.
  37. “The Windsor Shahnam”, Fine Arts, Visual Arts, No. 45, p. 13-23.
  38. “Different kinds of paints in technical historical contexts of Iran’s painting and calligraphy”, Journal of Visual arts, Year 5, No. 10, p. 63-80, Autumn 2013 and Winter 2014.
  39. “Sanee-al-Molk unique illustrative book”, Iran nameh, Canada, Year 29, No. 1, p. 49-63, Spring 2014.

Translated Papers:

  1. “History of Impressionism”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 19, p. 28-50.
  2. “Fine Art of creating enemies”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 20, p. 44-51.
  3. “France’s Art Domain”, first part, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 23, p. 55-64.
  4. “France’s Art Domain”, second part, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 24, p. 60-68.
  5. “Painting in 12 and 13 Century”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 28, p. 297-314.
  6. “Safavi Synthesis”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 29.
  7. “Art Gallery and my painters”, Honarnameh, No. 1, p. 28-45.
  8. “Iran’s painter tools and materials”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal (new series), No. 34, p. 94-108.
  9. “Zen’s painting in rituals of Japanese Tea”, Khial Journal, No. 20, p. 88-104.

Books Review and Introduction:

  1. “Two books in Islamic art”, Danesh publications, Year 5, No.3, p. 30-32, April and May 1985.
  2. “History of Contemporary painting”, Danesh publications, Year 6, No.4, p. 44-47, June and July 1986.
  3. “Kamal-Al-Molk School”, Danesh publications, Year 6, No.5, p. 37-39August and September 1986.
  4. “An accredited book in Islamic Art”, Danesh publications, Year 7, No.2, p. 16-19, February and March 1987.
  5. “… And as it is dawn, Shahrzad stopped saying”, ”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 61, p. 210-212, Autumn 2004.
  6. “Finally, what Mohammad of the time?” Seasonal Journal of Visual arts, No. 1, p. 23-28, Spring 2011.

Bibliography:

  1. “Kamal-al-Molk Bibliography”, Danesh Publication, 5th year, No. 4, p. 50-52, June and July 1985.
  2. “Kamal-al-Din Behzad Bibliography”, Honar (Art) Seasonal Journal, No. 57, p. 145-160, Autumn 2003

Books:

  • English for the Students of Visual arts (Painting, Graphics, & Sculpture), Tehran, Samt Publications, 1998 (12th edition 2011).
  • The Art Workshop 1, Pre-university Course, Tehran, Ministry of Education, 1998.
  • The Art Workshop 2, Pre-university Course, Tehran, Ministry of Education, 1998.
  • Persian Painting (Translation), by Sheila R. Canby, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, 2000 (fifth edition 2011).
  • Master Mohammad Javadipour and his artworks, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2010.
  • Master Ahmad Esfandiary and his Masterpieces, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2011.
  • Sohrab Sepehri in three views, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2011.
  • Recognition beautiful and painting restoration, Isfahan, Goldasteh Publications, 2011.
  • Günther Uecker, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2012.

Career Profile:

  • Manager of Visual Arts Association, Farabi University, 1975-1979.
  • Head of the Department of Painting, Tehran University of Art, 1989-1993.
  • Associate Dean in Graduate Studies, Tehran University of Art, 1993-1999.
  • Head of the graduate department of painting, Tehran University of Art, 1994- 2007.
  • Dean of School of Applied Arts, Tehran University of Art, 1979- 1999.
  • Member of the Audit Committee of Promotion of Faculty Members, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2002-2010.
  • Selected Researcher in Art, 2004.
  • Chief Editor of Pajooheshnameh Journal, Isfahan University of Art, 2010- present.
  • Chief Editor of Art Comparative Studies, Isfahan University of Art, 2010- present.
  • Member of the Joint Audit Committee of Promotion of Faculty Members of Isfahan University of Art, Tabriz Islamic Art University, and Shiraz Art University, 2013- present.

PhD Theses (Superviser):

  • Kamran Afshar Mohajer, “Iran’s Painting and Modernism”, Tehran University of Art
  • Mohammad Sattari, “Comparative Study of Works of Agha Reza and Nadar”, Tehran University of Art
  • Abo Torab Ahmadpanah, “Illustration of Quran Stories” , Tehran University of Art
  • Maryam Lari, “The Image of Women in Ghajar era, an intertextual approach”, Tehran University of Art
  • Nahid Abdi, “Analytical Study of Iran’s painting in Haraat and Tabriz Schools from an Iconographic Viewpoint”, Tehran University of Art
  • Behnam Kamrani, “Plants and animals painting in Iranian scientific books”, Tehran University of Art
  • Afsaneh Nazeri, “Time and location in Iran’s painting”, Tehran University of Art
  • Ali Asghar Shirazi, “Comparative Study of Shahnameh Baisonghori’s Paintings and Kamal-al-Din Behzad works in Boostan-e- Saadi”, Tehran University of Art

PhD Theses (Consultant):

  • Iraj Eskandari, “Harmony of design and thought in Kamal-al-din Behzad artworks”, Tehran University of Art
  • Asghar Javani, “Isfahan Painting School”, Tehran University of Art
  • Shahb-al-din Adel, “Contemporary transformations in the concept of “Cinematic time””, Tehran University of Art
  • Geetee Norouzian, “A research in illustrated version of Kelileh o Demneh preserved in Golestan Palace and its value in the history of Iranian Painting in the 15th century”, University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts, Winter 2014

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