Gholamhossein Nami

Gholamhossein Nami غـلامحسیـن نـامی
Born in 1936, Qom, Iran
Education: B.A. degree the College of Fine Arts of Tehran University – M.F.A. degree the University of Wisconsin, U.S.A

Teaching Experiences

Secondary School of Fine Arts for boys and girls: 1964 – 1977
Al-Zahra University: 1968 – 1975, 1986 – 1987
Architecture at the University of Science and Industry: 1972 – 1987
School of Decorative Art (present-Day Art University): 1973 – 1977
Islamic Azad University: 1975 – 1986
Niavaran Cultural Center: 1985 – 1992


Chairman of Iranian Painters Society (IPS): 1999 – 2002
Chairman of the Tehran International Contemporary Drawing Exhibition: 1999 – 2000
Chairman of the Contemporary Drawing in Iran Exhibition: 2001
Chairman of the jury members, the 11th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh: 2003


4th and 5th Tehran Biennials: 1964, 1966
Paris Biennial: 1967
Cagnes-Sur-Mer Festival, France: 1969, 1970
Juan Miro International Drawing Festival, Spain: 1974
1st Tehran International Art Festival: 1974
International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland: 1976 and 1978
International Wash Art Exhibition in the United States: 1977
Iranian Painting Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran: 1991 up to now
Painting Biennale of Islamic World, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran: 2000 -2002

Awards and Prizes

“The Encyclopedia Iranica” awards, Columbia University, Canada: 2005
“Golden Palm Of Europe” award, Academy of Europe, Italy: 1987
Italian Oscar, Italian Academy: 1985
Statue of Golden Flame prize, International Parliament of the United States: 1984
“European Banner of the Arts” awards with a gold medal, European Academy, Italy:1984
Gold medal, International Parliament, United States: 1983
Member of “the Academy of Art” with two gold medals, Italy: 1983
“French National Prize” awarded, Cagnes-Sur-Mer Festival, France: 1970
First prize “World’s Human Rights Day”  art contest, Tehran, Iran: 1968
Honorable mention, “World’s Literacy Day” art contest, Tehran, Iran: 1967
Italian Government Fellowship, fifth Tehran Biennial, Tehran, Iran: 1965
First prize Mother’s Day Contest and  Exhibition, Tehran, Iran: 1964

Museums and Collections

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
Kerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Sa’ad Abad Palace Museum
Niavaran Palace
Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Milwaukee Art Museum, U.S.A.


Gholam-Hossein Nami SelectedWorks “1963-1993” Iranian Art Publishing: 1996
Visual Communication, Tus publisher, Tehran, Iran: 1993
Pen and ink drawings, Tus publisher, Tehran, Iran: 1985
Basic Design, textbook Organization of Iran: 1975


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