Art And Culture

Works by Amirkhani at Sareban Gallery

Works by Amirkhani at Sareban GalleryWorks by Amirkhani at Sareban Gallery

In an exhibition at Sareban Gallery, 35 of the newest works of calligrapher Gholam-Hossein Amirkhani will be showcased.  

Born in 1939 in Taleghan, Amirkhani studied calligraphy under the supervision of Hossein Mirkhani and Hasan Mirkhani. Literature and music have inspired much of the artist’s work. He has developed his own unique style in Nastaleeq, one of the main calligraphic styles used in Persian calligraphy, Honaronline reported.

In 1961 Amirkhani worked at the fine arts office of the ministry of arts and culture. After the Islamic Revolution, he worked as director of the Supreme Council of Iranian Calligraphers Society, manger of Arasbaran Cultural Center, director of the Supreme Council of the Iranian Artists Forum, member of the National UNESCO Committee, and member of Traditional Arts Group of the Iranian Academy of Arts. He has also been among the jurors of international calligraphy competitions in Turkey and several such competitions in Iran.

 Prestigious Titles

The prestigious titles and awards bestowed upon the artist include: first degree medal of arts and culture and the honorary figure at the Iranian Academy of Arts and Iranian Science and Cultural Hall of Fame.

Amirkhani has taught calligraphy at the Iranian Calligraphers Society for several years and many prominent contemporary calligraphers have been his students and followers of his style. He has also held several group and solo exhibitions in Iran, England, Syria, Pakistan, France, and the UAE.

The Divan of Hafiz, Tarji-e-Bands of Hatef Esfehani, selected poems of Khawju Kermani, In Memory Of Kalhor, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, among other works are books which Amirkhani has worked on.

The exhibition opens on Friday (November 21) at 4 pm and will continue until December 11. His latest book ‘The Pen’s Memory’ will also be unveiled on the same day.

Except for Tuesdays, the gallery is open every day from 4-8 pm. It is located at No. 8, Mehmandust Alley, Sabunchi (Mahnaz) st, Dr. Beheshti Ave, Tehran.