Siavash Mazloumipour

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Siavash Mazloumipour

Siavash Mazloumipour (19 May 1952- 18 March 2019) was one of the pioneers of watercolorist in Iran. He graduated from university of Arts in 1975 with a degree in interior Architecture. During the same year, he married one of his classmates by the name of Fereshteh Sabet Kasaei, and with the cooperation of this couple many architectural and artistic projects were created and implemented.
He learned painting experimentally and with great practice under the influence of the style of Sombat and Yervand (Isfahan School) and he introduced a modern method to watercolor in Iran, therefore played a significant role in the evolution of watercolor painting in Iran.
In addition to his painting career, he has been engaged in teaching, architecture, graphics and illustration, and has illustrated and designed more than 300 volumes of books and cassette tapes.
His strong interest in art was also crystallized in recognizing music, playing the Santoor, and acting in short films. Also in her manuscripts there are some poems.
He was born in 1952 in Isfahan-Iran and was attracted to the world of painting as a child.
“I stood in front of Master Yarvand’s atelier for many hours, looking at the paintings and the way the master worked, and it often occurred to me that the old man was bored and was following me,” he said. 
He died in March 2019 aged 66 after a short illness.
His birthday (May 19) was named Iranian National Watercolor Day.