Iran's mother of sculpture passes away

Lilith Terian, one of the prominent Iranian sculptresses, passed away on February 28, at age 88.

Iran (IMNA) – Abbas Majidi, the head of the Association of Iranian Sculptors confirmed the news of her death. Saying that the cause of her death remains unknown, he noted, "We only know that Terian has stayed at home for a couple of weeks as she fell down the stairs and her pelvis was injured."

Lilith Terian was born on January 1, 1931, and died on March 7, 2019. She was an Armenian sculptor who was known as Iran's mother of sculpture. She came from an art-lover family and studied painting at the faculty of Fine Arts for one year. After that she went to a French school to continue her education.

She learned the art of sculpture, and returned to Iran in 1960 to teach art in the Faculty of Decorative Arts. Lilith introduced the modern art of sculpture to the educational system of Iran; so she was one of the founders of sculpture department of the Faculty of Decorative Arts. She was a professor in art faculties for 23 years, and some of the today's famous Iranian sculptors used to be her students.

Making a memorial sculpture of Mesrop Mashtots (Inventor of Armenian alphabet) and installing it in a church of Tehran, teaching at Islamic Azad University, holding a group exhibition of Islamic Azad University, being a member of the jury in Tehran Sculpture Biennial and holding various exhibitions are among her activities.

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