Iranian painter and sculptor born in 1930 in Tehran and died in 2008 .
He started writing and literature works, when he was twelve and has more than 40 volumes contain folklore stories, novels, poem, art critic and plays.
before university, he also published a newspaper; then, he became more interested in directing, dramatic art, ballet, as well as painting and sculpturing.
He was the founder and director of Iran Modern Art Gallery.
His works have been exhibited in Australia, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, USA and Yugoslavia.
His works were featured in Paris, San Paolo and Venice Biennales and have been awarded more than 10 international prizes.
2017 : Sothebys Boundless, Dubai, UAE
2017 Tehran Auction, Classic & Modern Iranian Art , Tehran, Iran
2016 Tehran Auction, Classic & Modern Iranian Art , Tehran, Iran
2016 Christie’s , Modern & Contemporary Art, Dubai, UAE
2015 Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art , Tehran, Iran
2014 Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art , Tehran, Iran
2014 Christie’s , Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art Including Masterpieces from The Pharos Art Collection & From The Maath Alousi Collection , Dubai, UAE
2013 Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art , Tehran, Iran
2010 Bonhams , Modern & Contemporary Middle Ease & South Asia Art, Dubai, UAE
2008 : Bonhams Modern & contemporary Arab,Iranian,Indian & Pakistani Art ,Dubai
Tabatabai’s works can be found in major collections and in many museums around the globe including the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additionally, his works have been displayed in exhibitions in England, India, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, Australia, France and the United States.