Hossein Mahjoubi is a renowned Iranian artist who was born in Lahijan, Iran, in 1930. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran with a degree in painting, and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He is known for his figurative paintings that often explore themes of nature, spirituality, and the human condition.
Mahjoubi began his artistic career in the 1950s, and his work has been influenced by a variety of sources, including Persian miniature painting, European modernism, and his own personal experiences. His paintings are often characterized by their use of bold colors, expressive brushwork, and complex symbolism.
Mahjoubi has received numerous awards for his work, including the following:
- The First Prize at the Tehran Biennale in 1963
- The First Prize at the Paris Biennale in 1971
- The First Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1980
- The First Prize at the Shanghai Biennale in 1988
Mahjoubi is a member of the Iranian Artists Association and the International Association of Art Critics. He is also a professor of art at the University of Tehran.