Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:5PM
A work by Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh
A work by Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh

Iran’s House of Cartoon has exhibited a selection of works by veteran artist and cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh.

The event dubbed ’40 Years, 40 Cartoons’ showcases a selection of most successful works created by Derambakhsh over the past 40 years.

The exhibition kicked off on October 28, 2015 and will run until November 9.

Born in 1942, Derambakhsh is a prominent cartoonist, graphic designer and illustrator, whose works are housed at many Iranian and international art centers and museums such as the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Basel Museum of Caricatures, the Hiroshima Museum of Japan, the Anti-War Museum of Yugoslavia, the Istanbul Museum of Cartoons, and the Warsaw Museum of Caricatures.

Derambakhsh is known for his talent in finding obscure themes for his creations and has received many awards at international competitions of different countries, including Switzerland, Turkey, Brazil, Germany, Yugoslavia and Italy.

Derambakhsh was also granted the French Ordre National du Mérite for his lifetime achievements in visual arts in 2014.

He has written and compiled a number of books, which have been published in Iran and Italy.

In 2013, the Michel Lafont Publishing in France released a selection of works created by Derambakhsh over the past 35 years in the form of a book.