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Photos: Iran Darroudi's Exhibition at the Iranian House of Artists in Tehran

Report by Amir Hossein Eskandar, Press TV, Tehran; photos by Raouf Mohseni, Mehr News Agency & Leila Ebrahimi, Iranian House of Artists

Iranian House of Artists in Tehran is holding an exhibition of the works of renowned artist "Iran Darroudi" from May 9 to May 12. Cosponsored by Iran Darroudi Foundation, the event is showcasing 70 paintings, some of which have not been put on display before. In conjuction with the exhibition, Darroudi held a press conference at Momayez gallery Wednesday morning.

Iran Darroudi, a profound and world recognized Iranian artist.
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Born in 1936, Iran Darroudi, has painted works that she calls the bright lights of Iran. She has studied art history at Paris's Ecole du L'ouvre and also studied stained glass at the Royal Academy of Brussels.

Mrs. Darroudi has explained that the inner light of her work tries to resemble culture and thoughts of the Iranians. Art lovers from all over the world have come to see her work.

Her 1st solo exhibition was in 1958 in the US in the city of Miami at Florida's State Art Center. She has also had solo exhibitions at Virginia Tech University, Columbia Unviersity and United Nations building in New York. Her group exhibitions have been at famous art galleries worldwide such as, the Atrium Artis Gallery in Geneva, Durban Art Gallery in Paris and Tokyo, Gallery 21 in Zurich and Santa Maria Gallery in Milan.

Many Iranian artists explained she has had a great influence on the younger generation of artist throughout Iran.

Her accomplishments don't end there she has published her autobiography called "In the Distance Between Two Points in 1997 and had another book published in France called "L'Oeil Qui E'coute" meaning the hearing eye.

In addition she has also been invited to give speech on contemporary Iranian art the universities of Virginia Tech and UCLA in America.

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