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Iranian painter Ovissi to open gallery in homeland

Tehran Times Art Desk

TEHRAN -- A gallery named after Ovissi is scheduled to open in Tehran on May 3.

An exhibition displaying 38 works of the U.S.-based Iranian painter Nasser Ovissi until May 16 will serve as the opening show of the gallery, which is located at No. 20, Azar Alley, Nateq-Nuri St., Gol-Nabi St., Pasdaran Ave.

Ovissi blends ancient themes with modern technique; he is very much a post-modernist, finding beauty in many of its traditional sources and recreating it for all visitors to see, U.S. author and art critic Frank Getlein once said.

Born in 1934, Ovissi studied law and political sciences at the University of Tehran and moved to Rome where he got degree in art.

Works by Ovissi have so far been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in his homeland and other countries.

In 1977, Ovissi and celebrated Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali held a joint exhibition in Madrid.

A number of Ovissi's works are on display at museums in Iran and Italy, France, England, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, India, Sweden, Canada, Spain, and the United States.

He is also author of over 15 books written in Persian, English, Italian, and Spanish.

Ovissi has been listed in the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, a extensive French publication of bibliographical information on painters, sculptors, designers and engravers created primarily for art museums, auction houses, historians and dealers.

For more information about the artist and to see more of his work, please visit Gallery Ovissi

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