Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Amazing drawings by Morteza Katouzian 

Morteza Katouzian was born on July 3, 1943 in a middle-class, art-loving family. 

He loved painting since childhood and he spent all his time on learning this art without any teacher. He now is considered to be the master of masters. He is an amazing painter and drawer. I posted his drawings on Google Plus Jan 30, 2012 in this Post In due time I'll post his paintings on this blog too.


The Pianist by Morteza Katouzian (2007)
Black pencil on paper










Morteza Katouzian was born on July 3, 1943 in a middle-class, art-loving family. He loved painting since childhood and he spent all his time on learning this art without any teacher.In 1960 he started graphics and painting work professionally. In graphics, he had created several posters, logos, book covers and brochures. In 1974, he accepted the responsibility of holding Tehran International Graphics Exhibition named “African Starvelings” sponsored by I.A.A. international organization, and he performed the task in a reputable way and Swon the prize of “Poster of Integration”. He was one of the founders of Graphic Artists’ syndicate in the years before the revolution and he was its head of the board for 2 years.




During the past years, he has attended several collective exhibitions and held 4 solo exhibitions. All of them were “The Most Visited” exhibitions in the history of art in Iran due to the high quality of exhibited works and the affectionate look at humans and issues related to their lives which were presented in these paintings. As an example, according to the official statistics the exhibition of his works at Museum of Contemporary Arts in 1979 had 20,000 visitors. In his last exhibition in June 2008 which was held by 94 works at Saad-Abad Cultural-Historical Complex, on Wednesday June 18, 2008 in a magnificent ceremony, he was awarded UNESCO’s citation in respect of his 50 years of activities in the field of painting and his 30 years of unfeigned teaching to Iranian youth.

Source for this blog is the website of Morteza Katouzian and that's where you can find a lot more of his amazing art.



Master Hossein Behzad(Miniaturist) by Morteza Katouzian (1991)
Pencil and pastel on paper

Portrait by Morteza Katouzian (1985)
Black pencil on paper

Fruits of Labour by Morteza Katouzian (1993)
Black pencil on white paper

Reading by Morteza Katouzian (2004)
Brown and white chalk pencil on coloured paper

Sketch for "The Grandmother" by Morteza Katouzian (1986)
Black pencil on white paper

Searching for News by Morteza Katouzian (2001)
Black pencil on paper

Untitled drawing by Morteza Katouzian (2005)
Black pencil on paper

Untitled drawing by Morteza Katouzian (2002)
Brown and white pencil on coloured paper
(Notre Dam Cathedral-Paris)

The Life by Morteza Katouzian (1984)
Brown pencil on white paper

Still Life (Painting tools and sculpture) by Morteza Katouzian (1993)
Black pencil on white paper

Old man  by the Window by Morteza Katouzian (1984)
Brown pencil on white paper

Source photos and text: website of Morteza Katouzian 

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