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"I was born to be an artist. In the very deep of every man, there lie his talent and his fate and he must trail them with diligence and perseverance. And when I discovered the talent in myself, I entered the world of art without any hesitation, I carried on, and now I do not regret it."1 Now eighty-three, Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam (painter, sculptor, teacher and art critic) has a significant share in Iran contemporary art development.

Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam was born on May 26th 1924 in Tehran: the first child of Zinat-Ossadat and Seyyed-Mahdi, his parents. Their parentage goes back to Mirza-Issa and Mirza-Mussa, senior citizens of Tafresh, who entered the court of Qajar, and received the title of honour: "Vazir-Moqaddam (i.e. Prime Minister). Mahdi Vaziri-Moqaddam was a high rank officer in Reza-Shah army. He used to compose poems, write patriotic plays, and he acted some roles in them.

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