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Tehran. (Iranart)- Iranian painter, Miniaturist and Sculptor Abbas Moayeri dies on Sunday in paris. He was 81.

Abbas Moayeri was an outstanding painter, miniaturist as well as sculptor.

Born in 1939 in Rasht, Gilan Province, Moayeri chose Paris to stay in 1970. 

He studied Persian miniature under the instruction and supervision of several art masters such as Hossein Behzad, the renowned Persian miniaturist of the 20th century, Mohammad Ali Zavieh, and Ismail Ashtiani in the field of painting.

Moayeri received his baccalaureate in « Traditional Arts » in 1960, from the School of Fine Arts in Teheran, and his bachelor's degree in « Sculpture » in 1967, from the  Faculty of Decorative Arts in Tehran; further more, he obtained his Master's degree in « Sculpture » with honors in 1968. 

As the successor of Hossein Behzad, he taught Persian miniature from 1967 to 1970 at the « School of Fine Arts» in Teheran.

Since 1970, Abbas Moayeri has been living in Paris, pursuing the same field and determined to preserve the basic and artistic aspects of this traditional Iranian Art. In 1984 he created courses of  Persian miniature at « A.D.A.C. » ( Association for the Development of Cultural Activities ) in Paris, in order to introduce this noble art of his native land.

He has been teaching at « A.D.A.C. » and « Paris Ateliers » ( successor of A.D.A.C. ) for 30 years, conveying his valuable experience to admirers of this particular painting style.

He also taught the Persian miniature at the Cultural Center « A.M.O.R.C. » in Paris, from 1989 to 1997.

His frequent lectures on the techniques and history of Persian miniature, show his attachment for perpetuating this tradition. 

His enthusiasm in his artistic activities led former French president Jacques Chirac to invite him to work as a professor of Iranian art in Paris.

Abbas Moayeri's works on pictorial research, let him experiment an original path in creation, nourished by centuries of Persian Art  which translated in to the western technique,  allows the spectators to enter the transfigured symbolic system of a wonderful world of legend, poetry and wisdom.      

 Moayeri has participated in more than one hundred and forty exhibitions in various countries around the world. His paintings can be found in famous private collections such as the ones of Prince Hassan Khan Mahallati, Prince of Monaco, Prince Abu Naser, Judge Soltanalyi Qajar, and many French film directors such as Claude Berri. In 2016, the passionate art scene of Paris was so grateful towards the art of Abbas Moayeri that his work was featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoulas a French artist.

His works reveals his Iranian character as he went across many forms of expressions, from poetry, music, to film and theatre, but at the end, painting is his most passionate way of expressing his feeling.

Abbas Moayeri
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