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France to award Legion of Honor to Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh

Source: Tehran Times

Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhs
(by Bozorgmehr Hosseinpur on the occasion of Derambakhsh's birthday in June 2012)

Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh will be decorated with a Legion of Honor medal, Derambakhsh told the Persian service of ISNA on Friday.

He will receive the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony that will be held at the Embassy of France in Tehran on Sunday.

The medal is France's highest public distinction, which is awarded by president of the country.

War on civilians
(a cartoon by Kambiz Derambakhs, published by Shargh daily in August 2014)

Iranian scientist Mahmoud Hessaby, filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, stage director Pari Saberi, mythologist Jalal Sattari, poet Mohammad Sepanlu, vocalists Shahram Nazeri and Mohammareza Shajarian, and actress Leila Hatami previously received the honor.

Derambakhsh, 72, has previously held many exhibits across the world and his works are on display in many museums, including the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul's Museum of Cartoon and Comic, and the Cartoonmuseum Basel in Switzerland.

Selection of cartoons by Kambiz Derambakhsh:











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