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News number: 8805230527

16:00 | 2009-08-14

Art

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Modern Iranian Painter Behjat Sadr Dies at 85

TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the female pioneers of modern Iranian art, painter Behjat Sadr died of a heart attack at the age of 85 in southern France.



Iranian translator and curator of Golestan Art Gallery, Leili Golestan announced the news, saying that Sadr passed away on Tuesday, press tv reported.

"Sadr was a great artist, who experienced various styles but mostly preferred abstract paintings," Golestan told Fars News Agency.

Sadr's works were last displayed in the group exhibition Manifestations of Contemporary Art in Iran held at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007.

Sadr began her studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran and later received a scholarship from Rome's Accademia di Belle Arti. She completed her studies at the Naples Academy of Fine Arts.

She first displayed her works at the 28th Venice Biennial in 1956, followed by numerous exhibitions in Iran, Italy, France, the US, Brazil and Canada.