Was born in Tehran in 1336 S.H. (1957); a confirmed
descendant of culture and art. Hisfather was an expert antiquarian,
and her mother was fond of the art of painting. He lost his father
when he was still a child. Upon this great loss, his memory from
his father was a world of marvel, beauty, and infatuation toward
what was left from his father. This was basically a box full of
books, some with as shiny covers as china, plus plenty of miniatures,
paintings and other antique collections, all kept tidy in the box
room. Little Bahra[m was immensely captivated by what his father
had left behind.
He was only five when his paintings were changing hands. His mother
says: "He was talented since childhood! At two, he had an unbelievable
control in self behaviour. The entire household material was tempting
for a little child as creative and as seeking as Bahram. But he
behaved like grown ups. He was quite careful. I soon understood
that he appreciated the value of antique objects around, out of
my attention towards them.
He was studying in Naqqash bashi school of Irfan , before he switched
to a vocational school in Tehran to study the art of lithography
for four year. He then worked on "electricity" at Tehran
vocational college. At sixteen, upon completing this technical course,
he found a great zeal to enter the world of literature. This ardency
took him to a prominent ustad , the late Dr. Yadullah Shukri, of
the correspondence university of Tehran. He took the most advantage
of this professor and anxiously learned fundamentals of literature,
and details of the works of great poems such as Hafiz, Sanai, and
attar. At the High Academy of Cinema and Television, he naturally
chose "electronics". But left it unfinished in six months
time, switching to "cinema, photography, and graphics".
He studied them all and continued with "graphics" at the
University's Art Complex.
Without loosing any opportunity, he constantly painted all along.
He was an unremitting art designer, thinking about new types of
work all the time. He studies the ingredient objects of his work
such as paper, colour, gold, and a host of other things. He recites
Hafiz, and learns Irfan, goes everywhere, works here and there,
and his work is well received. He worked, as a graphic designer,
with one of the weekly's in Tehran, painted for children and youth
television programs, joined the Surush foundation, and finally accepted
tutorship at the Radio and Television College in 1361 S.H. (1982).
During this time he was also busy creating miniatures, in a style
stemming from the famous works of the Qajar period, promising a
new phenomenon in the world of fine arts. The virtuosi were all
expecting him to glitter sooner or later. It was about this time
that he married an angel-natured young lady.