Posted on Fri Mar 23 2018
Artist: Mohammad Ali Taraghijah. Medium: Watercolor, Gouache, and Ink on Paper. Size: 11" x 14.5" / Size with frame: 17" x 21". Purchased from the Artist at a Private Exhibition of his work at the German Embassy in Tehran Christmas 2000. Mohammad Ali Taraghijah was an Iranian painter whose work was exhibited and auctioned around the world specially in Europe and US for many years. ten years ago and 12 years ago years before he died he had the following paintings auctioned and sold by Bonhams and Butterfield and Christie's for $132,000 ten years ago and $51,400 12 years ago. About Artist Biography: Mohammad Ali Taraghijah (1943 August 12 - 2010) was an Iranian painter. his works often featured rural, Iranian and landscape imagery. He Born 1943 in Tehran, Iran.He graduated from the College of Science & Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He participated in the Iran National Art Competition in 1968 and he won the Golden Award that year. In 1970 he returned to Tehran and decided to take up painting professionally. In 1994, the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Arts selected some of his works for the museum collection and printed a collection of these works. In 1998, UNICEF selected two of his paintings for their Christmas cards. His beautiful works have been exhibited in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, United States and Japan. His paintings were selected by the International Museum of 20th Century Arts (TIMOTCA) to present Iran's art.