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Born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1944, Koorosh Shishegaran is considered one of the most expressive and emotive artists of the contemporary Iranian art movement. He received a BFA in Interior Design at the University of Tehran and has since participated widely in solo and group exhibitions in the region and internationally. Best known for his political posters and abstract linear oil paintings, Shishegaran's work testifies to a wide array of experiments on different media and a range of approaches.
With essays and contributions from leading experts in the field and featuring over three hundred plates, this collection will bring together the life and work of Shishegaran for the first time, highlighting the artists progressive approach, which merged Persian traditional and Western modern art.
Hamid Keshmirshekan is a research associate at the LMEI and Associate Professor in the History of Art Department at the Advanced Research Institute for Art (ARIA), Iranian Academy of the Arts. He is editor-in-chief of the bilingual (English?Persian) quarterly Art Tomorrow and was previously Academic Fellow in the History of Art Department, Oxford University. His publications include Contemporary Iranian Art: New Perspectives and Contemporary Art from the Middle East: Regional Interactions with Global Art Discourses.