Ali Akbar Sadeghi
Ali Akbar Sadeghi was born on 1937 a graduate of the College of Art, University of Tehran, is one of the most prolific and successful Iranian painters and artists.
As a child, Ali Akbar Sadeghi reminisces that he would be lost in the chants of narrators that gave account of Shahnameh stories; accounts of Siavash riding on horseback, still-armored Bijan, Rostam’s arrow hitting Ashkboos in the heart, Faramarz, elephant rider, and bravery of other heroes whose names remain in Persian literature and folklore forever. In general, the lyrical, heroic world of legends is an indispensable part of Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s worldview, a world whose figurative representations sometimes appear in old miniature paintings or more popular forms of art, including coffeehouse painting, reverse painting on glass, imprints on wood and paper, and stunning images in lithographed books.
In 1989 he founded Sabz Gallery, which was actively and continuously exhibiting the works of Iranian painters until 2003. In 2011 His permanent works space and atelier established that continuously showcases works belonging to different periods of Sadeghi's long professional life.
In total, he has participated in over 50 individual and group exhibitions and auctions, over 8 volumes of books and he has been a member of jury panels in over 10 international biennial exhibitions.
In 2009, Ali Akbar Sadeghi was recognized as an outstanding cultural figure and contributor to Iranian art and culture by the ministry of Culture in Iran.
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