Date: June 30
Source: Tavoos & Wikipedia
Mansooreh Hosseini (born in 1926 - June 13, 2012) an Iranian contemporary artist and the founder of Mansoureh Hosseini Gallery in Tehran, passed away on June 28. May she rest in peace.
At a young age, it was discovered that she had a talent for drawing , which compelled her father to hire a painting tutor to help her work to her potential. Later on, she was educated at the University of Tehran in the Faculty of Fine Arts, from which she graduated in 1949. Mansooreh left Iran in the early 1950s to live in Italy, where she furthered her education at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts leading up to her artistic debut at the 28th (XXVIII) Venice Biennial in 1956.
After a successful period in Italy, Mansooreh returned to Iran in 1959 and won several awards in the Tehran Painting Biennial. In 2004 she exhibited at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mansooreh was known for having produced works in both figurative
styles. Her works have often included elements of Kufic
script. She is known, along with Behjat Sadr
, to use traditional elements of both the Persian culture and that of contemporary Europeans. She is considered to be an experimentalist.
Today, June 1,It was with great sorrow that we recieved the news of her " solitary" death, at her home, 17 days ago.