Fereydoun Ave

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1945, Fereydoun Ave is a central figure in the Iranian art scene as he is one of the most important and influential
contemporary artists of Iran. He received his BA in Applied Arts for
Theatre from Arizona State University and studied Film at New York University. During his career, which spans over five decades, he successfully took many different roles including artist, designer, art director, collector, curator, gallerist and art patron. For many Iranian artists, he is an inspiration and a mentor. As a visual artist, he puts a lot of effort into his work and he participated in numerous exhibitions around the world. The artist is best known for his depictions of the machomystic Iranian hero Rostam, which explore masculinity and virtue in Iranian culture. His artworks exist in the collections of the British Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Cy Twombly Foundation, New York; and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.