Iranian Artist to be Honored in NY

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Mon, 20 Aug 2007 

New York's Asian-American Federation will commemorate the acclaimed Iranian artist Ardeshir Mohasses by exhibiting his work in a ceremony.

Mohasses was born in the northwest of Iran in the city of Rasht in 1938. His mother was a poet and his father a judge. After receiving degrees in political science and law from the University of Tehran, he began working with Iranian and international newspapers and magazines, such as Keyhan, Ettelaat, The New York Times, Harpers, Jeune Afrique, and Nation.

His work has been featured in highly esteemed art magazines, such as Agraphis, Graphic Design, Graphic & Communication Arts.

Mohasses has also had numerous exclusive art shows in Iran, Europe, and the United States.

He notes people and daily events to be a powerful source of inspiration for his artwork, reflecting his vision of caricatures as reportages on modern life, recording real events the way official documents record history.