ill titleIran - M.A. Taraghijah (1943 - 2010)

 
Artist Nomination Document

 

 

From childhood, M.A. Taraghijah was very interested in painting and, along with his engineering studies and works, he was always painting. In 1968 he won the golden award in painting Art Competition in Iran. For two years he was working in Kerman City as an engineer, and became more familiar with desert landscapes as he painted mountains and deserts. After returning to Tehran, he participated in the Iran-France international exhibition, and finished his engineering works forever. 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.