1924 - 2009 · Iran
Behjat Sadr (1924 - 2009) was born in Arak, Iran. She lived and worked in Tehran, Rome and Paris. After studying at the school of fine arts in Tehran, Sadr continued her training in Rome and Naples, where she began to make abstract paintings. The idea of movement is at the center of the artist’s practice during her kinetic period of the late 1960’s, when she made works with motorized blinds. From the 1950’s through the late 1970’s Sadr worked with many different media (canvas, aluminum, metal, wood) and instituted her quintessential raw and assertive trace that the work is known for. During the 1980s and 1990s Sadr embraced a more diverse practice, often mixing painting and photography, in which one can perceive her wanderings through Paris and the loneliness of age and exile.