“Houshang Pezeshknia was one of only three or four artists who introduced modern painting into Iranian art after August 1929.Awareness and understanding that is prevalent in today”s contemporary art scene is indebted to his work.
Many years prior to his death in 1972, Houshang Pezeshknia lived in recluse. He not only did not exhibit his works, but also did not take orders or even sell any of his art pieces. that is why the younger generation either didn’t get to know him or simply forget about him.”
After Pezeshknia’s death, artists and art lovers who had seen his art pieces here and there, or had studied them and had written about them (such as Najaf Daryabandari, whose excerpt is reproduced in the first two paragraphs of this article), managed to entice Pezeshknia’s family to provide his art pieces to the public. Steadily, his art took its deserved place in iranian art history.It would suffice to see only a few of his drawings and‫/‬or paintings in order to recognize his style under any condition.
Using Pezeshknia’s style and excellent technique for Sahar Khalkhalian, Pezeshknia’s granddaughter, is more natural and even more acceptable than anyone else’s because she has lived and bonded with every one of her grandather’s brush strokes.This is in addition to the fact that in addition to being influenced by Pezeshknia, one can see obvious pursuit and exploration in her work. It is not far fatted to imagine witnessing another Pezeshknia in Sahar who has achieved her very own personal style after dedicated and maddeningly hard work.
Mohammad Zahraie