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War: An Online Exhibition by Haedeh Zarrinbal

Source:, Tehran

Haedeh Zarrinbal was born in Tehran, Iran in 1946. She received her primary school education in Iran's oil rich city of Ahvaz after her family was transferred there due to her father's work. She then went on to graduate from the Tehran College of Fine Arts in 1970. She spent the following seventeen years of her life teaching at various Iranian universities and institutions.

Meanwhile she collaborated with the Graphics Department of UNICEF in Ahvaz and with the Cinematographic Section of the Institution for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran. Her background boasts seven solo and over twenty group exhibitions in Ahvaz, Tehran, Dubai, Basle, New York, Chicago and Dakka.

A collection of Ms. Zarrinbal's works has been bought by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art where she held a solo exhibition. This painter mostly works with oil and acrylic on canvas. She also does collages. Ms. Zarrinbal's works are highly inspired by Persian carpet and gilim designs and she has mastered the art of turning them into contemporary abstract paintings. She has wed old Iranian motifs and colors in her works. Few painters have mastered the use of the Persian blue the way she has.

Her colors define the majesty of ancient Persia and yet bespeak of the warmth and passion of contemporary Iran. Haedeh Zarrinbal presently lives and works in Tehran.


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