Sohrab Sepehri

Sohrab Sepehri

Sohrab Sepehri was a notable Iranian poet and a painter. He was born in October 7, 1928, Kashan, Iran. He is considered to be one of the five most famous Iranian poets who have practiced modern poetry. Other practitioners of this form were Nima Youshij, Ahmad Shamlou, Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, and Forough Farrokhzad. Sepehri was also one of Iran's foremost modernist painters.

Well-versed in Buddhism, mysticism and Western traditions, he mingled the Western concepts with Eastern ones, thereby creating a kind of poetry unsurpassed in the history of Persian literature. To him, new forms were new means to express his thoughts and feelings.

His poetry has been translated into many languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish and Russian. An English translation of his selected poems by Ali Salami appeared in 2003.

Sepehri died in April 21, 1980 in Pars hospital in Tehran of leukemia. His poetries and paintings are full of humanity and concern for human values. He loved nature and refers to it frequently.

Untitled

Sohrab Sepehri (b. 1928) Untitled

Signed, 1970 Oil on canvas

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

London Gallery

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

group exhibition, 28 November - 01 January

Young Iranian artists are offering glimpses into the country's history with dark but striking works

Young Iranian artists are offering glimpses into the country's history with dark but striking works

The value of Iranian artworks has grown as they gain more exposure and fetch high prices in auctions

30 June, 2018


gleaming of Iranian artists like stars in the sky of London

gleaming of Iranian artists like stars in the sky of London

The London Sotheby’s auction was dedicated to contemporary Middle Eastern art on October 23rd.

23 November, 2017


Sepehri artwork breaks record at Tehran Auction

Sepehri artwork breaks record at Tehran Auction

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