Parviz Tanavoli was born in Tehran, March 23, 1937, in middle-class family. From the age of ten to eleven, he began his artistic work with playing violin under the supervision of some of the master artists such as Niknavaz and Abolhassan Saba. Tanavoli continued her education at Adib High School. By finishing of his high school, he went to Kamal-ol-Molk art Academy. In 1953, the Academy of Fine Arts was established in Tehran, and he enrolled in the field of sculpture. After spending three years in sculpture, he traveled to Italy at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1956 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara. After two years, the amount of money that he had from teaching music and family fund ended, and in 1957 he was forced to return to Iran. He says: "Returning to Tehran, whether it was due to the necessity of providing money or perhaps getting the scholarship, but actually made good opportunities for me. In a few months I stayed in Tehran, I created a lot of things and held two exhibitions. At the first exhibition, I showcased designs and engravings that were mostly made in Italy. Most of these designs were drawn from the model, but I also exhibited several designs that I had made in other concepts in Tehran.
The subject of carvings was mainly public baths or buskers. In addition, the works of Manouchehr Shibani, a poet and painter, were also featured there. In 1957, Tanavoli exhibited completely different works of engravings, pottery and sculptures made of disposal metal. It was the first time in Iran that a collection of works by a sculptor was showcased. After the exhibition, he met with the Minister of Culture of that time, Mehrdad Pahleband, at the end of the year, and he received the scholarship from Ministry of Education to study in Italy. This time he went to Milan and at the Brera Academy, he trained with the outstanding Italian sculptor Marino Marini for almost two years. In 1959, he received his diploma in first place in terms of excellence in grades from the Berra Academy, and his sixteen artworks has shown at the Re Magl Gallery in Milan as the best works of a graduate sculptor of that year. Parviz Tanavli's sculptures has major difference with other sculpture. The fountains of others.
The sculpture essentially relies on its apparent architecture, but Parviz cares about its space and the shape of the sculpture. A mysterious inner space that influences the shape of the sculpture and shows the mystery, the locks and the tabs that work or create the sculptures. Parviz Tanavoli is also an Iranian carpet expert and Namadic wool, who spent many years studying Gabbeh among tribes and villagers, and eventually published a research paper in London 1983 to introduce it to the world. He has also designed and create a collection of jewelry that has been well received.
Ask the artist of art enthusiasts their opinion on the work of Babak Roshaninejad, Ghodratollah Agheli, or Bita Vakili and you may get a blank stare.
09 October, 2018
As appetite for Iranian art becomes insatiable, a new art fair rises to the fore in Tehran.
06 July, 2018
Their works, which capture a different side of life in Iran, are shifting for vast sums. As the first gallery devoted to Iranian art opens in Britain, we go behind the scenes
04 May, 2018
In 1967, we opened the 29 club in Rasht Street, but later, we closed the club because we were very busy.
06 December, 2017
The London Sotheby’s auction was dedicated to contemporary Middle Eastern art on October 23rd.
23 November, 2017
The latest book by parviz Tanavoli, Poet (Shaer), was unveiled on attendance of a large number of art lovers.
14 November, 2017
An untitled work from Sohrab Sepehri’s Tree Trunk series sold for 31 billion rials (over $800,000) at the Tehran Auction Friday evening, breaking a record at the annual sale of national contemporary art.
08 July, 2017