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Behjat Sadr

Born in 1924

Died in 2009


A pioneer in visual arts in Iran, Behjat Sadr created abstract oil paintings characterised by thick, layered colour strokes, sometimes using palette knife and her hand instead of brushes, depicting recurring shapes and geometric configurations. Influenced by the cities she lived in – Tehran, Rome and Paris – Sadr’s practice traced experimentation with media, simplicity and innovation associated with modernism and juxtapositions and complexities of the 20th century. One of the first women to emer...Read more