High School diploma, school of visual arts for boys, Tehran
MA interior Design, Decorative Painting, art University, Tehran
Co-founder of "sagha-khaneh"style in iran
Professor Faculty of Architecture,Elm-o-san-at University 1972-1980
Faramarz Pilaram (1937-1982) was a renowned Iranian painter and calligrapher. He has modernized Persian calligraphy art with many innovations in this field during his career. Also he was the co-founder of Saqakhaneh Painting School which hosted many well-known Persian artists like Parviz Tanavoli. Faramarz Pilaram was amongst the pioneers of the Saqqakhaneh school of the 1960s. Like his contemporaries, Pilaram focused on art that would reflect on the Iranian tradition. He became fascinated by the rhythm and form of Persian and Islamic calligraphy and began producing most of his work with a free interpretation of these forms. Inspired by seals, the artist's early works incorporated geometric compositions. As his artistic career progressed, he often produced curvilinear rhythmical calligraphic works and adapted these geometric forms in order to create a three dimensional feel.
His emphasis on bright colours and his boldness in altering the fundamentals of traditional Persian calligraphy is a key aspect of his art, evident in this work. This expressionist calligraphic painting with free-hand forms derived from nasta'liq script executed on this large scale is one of the most stunning works by this artist.
Farhang Hall, Tehran, 1962.
Borghese Gallery, Tehran, 1966.
Ishtar Gallery, los Angeles, 1966.
Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, 1967.
Negar Gallery, Tehran, 1968.
Cyrus Gallery, Paris, 1972.
Iran America Society, Tehran, 1975.
Shahr Gallery, Tehran, 1976.
3rd Venice Biennial, 1962.
3rd Tehran Biennial, 1962.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Le Havre, 1962.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Monaco Place, 1963.
4th Tehran Biennial, 1964.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Tel avive, 1964
Ghandriz Gallery, Tehran, 1966.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)),Iran Italy Cultural Center, Tehran, 1965.
5th Tehran Biennial, 1966.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Montreal, 1966.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Consortium of Petrol Exploiting Compannies in Iran, Tehran, 1966.
((Iranian Modern Art)),Columbia University, New York, 1968.
((International Movement of Human Rights)), New Iran-e-Bastan Museum, Tehran, 1968.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Week of Iran,France, 1969.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Pam American Agency, Washington, D.C., 1969.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Turin, 1970.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters)), Milan, 1970.
((Iranian Contemporary Painters in Calligraphy)), Europe, Paris, 1971.
European Painters, Ahtens, 1972.
International Painters (47 nationalities) at the Cite´des Arts, Paris, 1973.
International Exhibition of Art, Tehran, 1973.
"Blue", Takhte Jamshid Gallery, Tehran, 1975.
"Volume and Environment", Iran America Society, Tehran, 1975.
"modern Iranian Art: A Retrospective", Iran America Society, Tehran, 1976.
"Volume and Environment 11", Saman Gallery, Tehran, 1976.
"The international art fair basel switzerland 1978.
Gold medal, 3rd Tehran Biennial, 1962.
First Prize, Ministry of Art and Culture, 4th Tehran Biennial, 1964.
"World Liberation of Hunger", First Prize for the special Stamp issued by UNEXCO, 1968.
Oneyear scholarship for studies in France from the private Cabinet of Her imperical majesty, the Shahbanou of Iran, 1971.