Jalil Zia-pour

Iranian Painter

Jalil Zia-pour
Born in Anzali, 1920

Tehran University, Fine Arts Faculty
Paris: Beaux Arts, under professors Souverbre & Niclos; Atelier of Andre Lhote, basic perception of Art; researches in the history of art, art styles, sociology & archeology

Employee of Ministry of Culture & Arts
Teaching art at Dramatic Arts Faculty, Tehran

Many individual and group exhibitions in Iran-Soviet Cultural Relations Society, Ferdowsi Theatre, Apadana Art Gallery, Mehregan Club and First Tehran Biennale

Co-founder of the Fighting Cock Society
Pioneer of the art criticism in Iran and writer of many articles for the Iranian press on major artistic trends and events in Iran and in the world
73 lectures on artistic subjects
21 scholarly-historical papers in seminars and congresses in Iran
He organized 2 scholarly seminars on Persian Art & Civilization.

28 books, out of which 11 titles on the history of Iranian traditional garments
A book on contemporary Iranian painters from Kamal-ol-molk to 1970's
A Comparative glossary of Guilan's dialects (Guilaki) of the Caspian littoral, containing about 60,000 entries
A Design for rug (2x3 Sq. m), depicting a man and a woman from Guilan in local traditional costume on black background, with rice stalk motives on border, commissioned by Ministry of Arts & Culture; a pair of rugs were woven from this design.

Gold medal, First Tehran Biennale, for a work which was sent to the art show in his absence





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