Biography


    Manouchehr Tavanfar was born in an art loving family in the artful and ancient city of Isfahan in 1941. From his childhood, he found a great passion for painting. A short period of training under supervision was enough for him to continue his work independently and develop his own style. He graduated from Beheshti University in Tehran with a degree in Architecture. He worked on the design of Tuberculosis Cure Center as his thesis. Tavanfar’s first period of painting is realism; and the later works are surrealism with religious tendency inspired by Islamic architecture in some works. He took part in many solo and group exhibitions. At the age of 13, Tavanfar had his first exhibition at his high school.


Artist`s exhibitions from 2002

2014:
    Group exhibition Contemporary Persian's Art from Apr. 28 to May. 17 in Touch Art ( located at USA) Gallery ( Manouchehr Moghari- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Ahmad Esfadiari- Hossein Mahjoubi- Soraya Vahabzadeh- Mansoureh Hosseini- Esrafil Shirchi- Leon Cohan- Iranj Shayestehpour- Yasmin Kashfi- Rey Sherwin- Keyvan Asghari- Azita Moradkhani- Maryam Mahdipour- Naser Oveisi)

2012:
    Group exhibition , Jan in Sirus Gallery ( Manouchehr Niazi- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Naser Palangi- Ahmad Esfadiari)

2011:
    Group exhibition , Apr in Daryabeygi Gallery ( Ahmad Esfadiari- Manouchehr Niazi- Manouchehr Tavanfar)

2010:
    Group exhibition , Oct in Shams Gallery

    Group exhibition from Mar. 03 to Mar. 13 in zavieh Gallery

2009:
    Group exhibition Tehran ART EXPO , Oct in Honar Garden (Khaneh-ye Honarmandan) Gallery

    Group exhibition of paintings by Manouchehr Tavanfar and Ahmad Esfandiari from Oct. 17 to Oct. 27 in Shams Gallery

2008:
    Group exhibition Tehran ART EXPO from Dec. 20 to Jan. 03 in Talar-e-Vahdat Gallery

    Group exhibition , Oct in Oveisi Gallery

2007:
    Group exhibition from Oct. 15 to Nov. 11 in Azar Gallery ( Ahmad Esfadiari- Siavash Kasraei- Manouchehr Niazi- Ali Akbar Sanati- Nasrollah Afjei- Naser Oveisi- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Morteza Razfar- Hans Verner Albeck- Ali Asghar Zadeh)

    Individual exhibition from Apr. 06 to Apr. 16 in Azar Gallery

    Group exhibition , Feb in Sa`dābād Gallery

    Group exhibition from Feb. 15 to Mar. 01 in Niazi Gallery

2006:
    Individual exhibition , Oct in Gita Gallery

    Group exhibition , Feb in Gita Gallery ( Ahmad Esfadiari- Mohammadali Shivaei- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Manouchehr Niazi- Morteza Razfar- Farzaneh Nourzad)

2005:
    Group exhibition , Jun in Baharan Gallery ( Farzaneh Nourzad- Ahmad Esfadiari- Manouchehr Niazi- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Mohammadali Shivaei- Kazem Gharaei- Ali Taraghijah)

    Group exhibition , Apr in Daryabeygi Gallery ( Farzaneh Nourzad- Manouchehr Niazi- Manouchehr Tavanfar)

    Group exhibition in Niazi Gallery ( Farzaneh Nourzad- Ahmad Esfadiari- Manouchehr Niazi- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Morteza Razfar)

    Group exhibition , Feb in Niazi Gallery ( Mehdi Vishkaei- Ahmad Esfadiari- Manouchehr Niazi- Naser Oveisi- Bahman Rezaei- Parviz Kalantari- Ahadollah Kakavandi- Mohammadali Shivaei- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Kazem Gharaei- Mostafa Basiji- Morteza Razfar)

2004:
    Group exhibition May , Jun in Saba Art & Cultural Center Gallery

    Group exhibition in Talar-e-Vahdat Gallery

    Group exhibition in Niazi Gallery ( Ahmad Esfadiari- Manouchehr Niazi- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Hossein Zendehroodi- Young Artists)

2003:
    Group exhibition , Nov in Niazi Gallery ( Mehdi Vishkaei- Parviz Kalantari- Manouchehr Niazi- Ahmad Esfadiari- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Mohammadali Shivaei)

    Group exhibition May , Jun in Sa`dābād Gallery

    Group exhibition , Apr in Niazi Gallery ( Ahmad Esfadiari- Manouchehr Niazi- Mohammadali Shivaei- Bahman Rezaei- Manouchehr Tavanfar- Ahadollah Kakavandi)

2002:
    Individual exhibition , Mar in Niazi Gallery