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Ali Akbar Sadeghi (born 1937) a graduate of the College of Art, University of Tehran, is one of the most prolific and successful Iranian painters and artists.

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  • Prominent animator, illustrator, director and painter Master Ali Akbar Sadeghi, 74, has done his fair share in introducing a new chapter of artistic climate in our contemporary visualization. In a talk with Iran Daily, he unravels another definition as to what he considers as most precious in artistic creations. Intuition immersed in creative awareness to expand the horizons of plastic art expressions has been a coherent structure in Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s lifelong vocation to art. His recent exhibition at Aaran’s Gallery introduced new and varied dimensions of contemporary plastic art. Be it installation, sculpture, painting and mixed-media innovative measures, all got together to express new dimensions to conformity and passion, defining the purpose of art as opposed to man’s aesthetic sensibilities.
  • Striking discipline, balance, rhythm and harmony come forth with amazing complexity exploring the instinct and sensibility of the artist’s visual creations. Motives used sensuously implore the vitality of pattern, outlining the elements of form and color. In a visit to his studio in Gheytarieh in north Tehran one is overwhelmed by the beauty and variety of painting and mixed-media creations. You see collages made out of a set of 300 metal spoons, knives and forks dipped into all sorts of shaped, nails and oil paint, or a rotating huge canvas allowing the viewers to see the painting from different angles. There is the obsolete tin bin that originally served as pot for a plant, now made into an ingenuously decorated side-lamp, or ceramic pots painted out in Siatk primitive paintings and turned into cactus plants with other throw away objects and nails…
  • All speak of a unique and brilliant mind of the untiring artist, whose dexterity marks him as one of the outstanding art pioneers in our century. Yet his modesty and kind manner generously allows for easy communication as the story that made the artist unravels itself. “ I was born in Tehran in 1937 in Pamenar, and moved to Qulhaq Shemiran at the age of four where I have lived ever since,” the artist says as the interview begins. “ My first paintings when I was eight, in watercolor were sold for 20 rials. I used to paint and draw and offer my work for sale at a local shop that catered for bric-a-bracs in the picturesque Shemiran district. One day a lady commissioned me to paint an Iranian proverb and paid me 80 rials and I guess that was my first work in art illustration. “ Later I started painting postcards, mainly local scenes of daily life and mosques and rural scenery. After World War Two many foreigners started visiting Iran and preferred to buy the paintings as souvenirs. Normally I would sell to various cultural institutions for barely five rials each and they in turn would sell them for 40!! This, however, helped me enjoy my teen years as I loved painting while at school and also provided me with extra pocket money that provided for all that I needed to buy for my paintings.”
  • Coffee House Influence The prolific artist who graduated in Fine Arts from Tehran University in the early 1960s initiated a special style in Persian painting, influenced by Coffee House paintings, iconography and traditional Iranian portrait painting. He made his early works in graphics and illustration and was among the first to join the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and the Youth and was among the founders of the Film Animation department of the center. His films “Seven Cities (1971), Shower of Flowers (1972), I Am He Who ... (1973}, The Castle (1974), The Sun King (1975), Zaal and Simorgh (1977) won over 15 international awards including the Ghandi Peace Prize at major film festivals. After the revolution in 1979, Sadeghi took up painting even more fervently and established his own Iranian surrealism style, composition Persian cultural motives, and myths with epic and religious iconography derived from Qajar era paintings.
  • His achievements in paintings over 50 years of post-Second World War Iran up to the three decades after the revolution shows the consistency of his native identity and his eloquence in modern dialogue in art that has won international acclaim. The Sabz Gallery he established after the revolution, active till 2003 also helped promote other local artists. His collected works have so far been published in seven books, he has held 25 individual exhibitions and he was a member of the jury in 10 biennial exhibitions. Behrang Samadzadegan, painter and Sureh Art Faculty professor discussed Sadeghi’s works one evening in the company of Iranian painters and students who had come to Aaran gallery. His style and astute remarks offered some rare and interesting insight into the stance of contemporary artists like Sadeghi.
  • Over 50 enthusiasts, mostly young artists were eager to learn more about Sadeghi’s painting scopes as Samadzadegan posed questions to them, namely as to why intellectual art style like Sadeghi’s had not expanded as examples of contemporary Iranian artistic trends? Instead other styles of lesser artists are playing key roles in our native artistic expressions. Shahram Entekhabi, another contemporary artist who studied architecture in Italy but is now an actively- international performer and video and installation artist in Berlin says “Master Sadeghi’s ingenuity in creating art in all dimensions is unique and remarkable.” Chess set collages, painted coats and chairs and armchairs, together with over 30 cactus pots and a birds cage turned into colorful canaries, and an arm-chair exclusively painted and portrayed in fine drawings, paintings and highlighted by bright colors and lime-lighted with nails and bolts, speak of realms of boundless creative energy focused within targeted canvas areas. Source: Iran daily
  • Awards: 1978     Grand Prix, Noma Concours, for Children's Picture Book Illustrationfor "Contemplation is the Best Worship", "Hero of Heroes" and "Voyages of Sindbad, the Sailor" 1980     Grand Prix, Best Designed Books from All Over the World, Leipzig, for "Contemplation is the Best Worship" 1985     Grand Prix, First Biennale of Iran Graphic Design Exhibition for Book Illustration 1989     Honorable Mention, Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, for "Victory Awards for Flower Storm : 1972   Gold medal from Tehran 7 th international film festival of children and young adults 1973   Honorable Mention, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland 1974   The Soviet Painters Association Award 1974   The Grand Prix of Lebanon Educational Film Festival 1975   Bronze Medal, Columbus Film Festival 1975   Bronze Medal, Columbus Film Festival for the idea and motif in production of Flower Storm 1975   Honorable Mention, International Animation Film Festival, New York 1975   Bronze Medal, International Animation Film Festival, New York
  • Awards for Boasting : 1974   C.I.D.A.L.C, Gandhi Peace Prize at 24 th international Filmfestpiele Berlin 1974   Bronze Medal, C.I.D.A.L.C. Annual International Committee, Paris 1974   Honorary Diploma for the best short film, Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and, Young Adults 1974   Honorary Diploma, Krakow 12th International Film Festival 1975    Bronze Medal, Krakow 12th International Film Festival 1975    Gold Medal, Virgin Islands International Film Festival 1975    Silver Medal, Chicago International Film Festival


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  • 2. Ali Akbar Sadeghi (born 1937) a graduate of the College of Art,University of Tehran, is one of the most prolific and successful Iranianpainters and artists.He began to teach painting in high school in the 1950s, before enteringthe university in 1958. His early works were with watercolor, but as of1959, soon after entering college, he began oil painting and drawing.He initiated a special style in Persian painting, influenced by CoffeeHouse painting, iconography, and traditional Iranian portraitpainting, following the Qajar tradition – a mixture of a kind ofsurrealism, influenced by the art of stained glass. He did his early worksin graphics and illustration. He is among the first individuals involvedin the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and the Youth,and was among the founders of the Film Animation department of thisinstitute. Aside from illustration, he has published a few books for theCenter for the Development of Children and the Youth, and has made afew successful films by using his special style in painting.Films produced by Sadeghi have won more than 15 awards atInternational Film Festivals. Also, for his book illustrations he has wonfour international awards.Sadeghi has been artistically active in the past 20 years. His style is a kind of Iraniansurrealism, based on Iranian forms and compositions of traditional paintings, theuse of Iranian iconography, and the use of Persian cultural motifs, signs and myths,full of movement and action, in prominent and genuine oil colors, in large frames,very personal, reminiscent of epic traditional Persian paintings and illustrations,with a conspicuous decorative style.
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  • 5. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to Ali Akbar Sadeghi Arangement: Sanda FoişoreanuSound: Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparayan - Sari Galin