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Sohrab Sepehri


In the Meadow (Dar Golestaneh)
The Footsteps of Water (Sedaye Paye Ab)
Worship (Niayesh)
Illumination, Me, Flower, Water (Roshani, Man, Gol, Ab)
Water (Ab)
The Address (Neshani)


We welcome Sohrab Sepehri in IPC Hall of Poetic Fame. Sohrab Sepehri, the valuable Iranian poet, painter and artist have been granted an honorary IPC Author position. We recognize him as a progressive artist and worthy enough to officially become an IPC Author. Sohrab Sepehri is now officially in IPC Hall of Poetic Fame. He was born in 1928 in city of Kashan. Sohrab Sepehri is one of the pioneers of the Modern Persian Poetry. Modern Persian Poetry unlike the Classical Persian Poetry has no Rhymes, Rules and Meter.

Sohrab Sepehri is a graduate of Fine Arts University of Tehran. He studied, taught and researched painting and art throughout his life. Until 1964 he was working for government and practicing his art, yet after this year, he focussed all his time on poetry and painting. Sohrab moved overseas and lived in America and Paris, France. Sohrab was familiar with a number of different languages and He traveled and lived in various countries in Europe, America and Africa. After he diagnosed with Leukemia, he moved to United Kingdom for treatment (1979). Sohrab had left us and departed this world in Tehran (1980). His tomb is in Kashan his birthplace.

Sohrab was a free spirited humanist, naturalist and a progressive artist. Sohrab's poetry is full of social criticism but in hiding, full of politics but incognito, full of analysis but in a nutshell! Sohrab discusses the social issues most delicately and poetically in between words. His poems have been translated in various languages such as English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and French.

Sohrab Sepehri Timeline

1928 - Sohrab Sepehri was Born in Kashan, Iran
1944 - Painting exhibition in Tehran
1951 - Published his first poetry book which followed by a few other books in the same year
1953 - Graduated from the Fine Arts University of Tehran with BA in Painting
1955 - Translated a number of Japanese poetry into Persian and published them in Sokhan, the art and literature magazine.
1957 - Traveled to Paris and attended the Paris Fine Arts Institute in lithography
1960 - Traveled to Tokyo, Japan and continued his studies in lithography and woodcarving. He also published three poetry books.
1961 - Traveled to India and studied the Buddhism Philosophy.
1964 - Traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
1966 - Traveled to Europe and attended various art exhibitions in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. He also published a number of lengthy poems in Tehran, Iran.
1967 - Hosted a fine painting exhibition in Tehran and published a new poetry book.
1974 - Traveled to Greece and Egypt.
1976 - Published "Hasht Ketab" (The Eight Books), a collection of all of his published poems in one volume.
1979 - Diagnosed with Leukemia (Cancer of Blood), he moved to United Kingdom for treatment.
1980 - Sohrab left us and departed this world in Pars Hospital of Tehran. He was buried in Kashan, his birthplace.

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Sohrab Sepehri painting in his early youth

Sohrab Sepehri viewing his albums in his youth

Sohrab Sepehri Youth

Sohrab Sepehri in his middle ages

Sohrab Sepehri Portrait

Sohrab Sepehri painting
Black Bird and the Flower

Sohrab Sepehri self portrait

Poem on Sohrab Sepehri’s Tomb
“If you come to visit me
Come gently and slow
To avoid breaking
My thin china of solitude”

Sohrab Sepehri Painted Tomb

Sohrab Sepehri Tomb Memorial

Sohrab Sepehri Tomb Kashan, Iran

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