TEHRAN.(Iranart) – Mohsen Vaziri-Moghaddam, one of the most celebrated figures from the first generation of the Iranian modern art movement, died at his home in Rome, Italy on Friday morning. He was 94.
“He was always busy creating artworks, even in his old age.
The Italy-based artist was commended for his works by the Rome Municipality and was presented with the European Artist of the Year 2005 award in Rome on December 14, 2005.
Vaziri-Moghaddam was born in Tehran. In primary school, he was fond of geography and music courses. He continued his studies at the University of Tehran’s Faculty of Fine Arts. In 1955, he set off for Italy, where he studied at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts.
In the late 1960s, he showed a tendency toward sculpture, which constituted the most significant part of his life.
He created most of his abstract forms and designs using the media of sand, metal, plastic and wood.