Biography

Guity Seif

 

Born on February 1937 in Tehran into a family well versed in and fond of art, Guity gained her preliminary knowledge and experiences of art from her father and uncle who collected Persian and European antiques, carpets and paintings. At the early age of nine, she began her private lessons in painting. In high-school, under the tutelage of Russian teacher she learnt the fundamentals of classical painting.

It was then that she began working with oil paint and learnt the techniques for color mixing. Understanding and mixing colors were second nature to her from early on.

 

She continued her work in France in the 80’s and 90’s. While in France she participated in group and individual exhibitions in Paris and other cities in France and was awarded gold, silver and bronze medals as well as honorary diplomas. This recognition encouraged her to continue her work and further explore different styles, including abstract impressionism and modern renditions of faces and figures.

 

In 1983, on the recommendation of an Italian artist, she began sculpting in a private workshop in Paris. She began casting her sculptures in Bronze at the world famous and prestigious Landowski Foundry in the suburbs of Paris. It is there that she became familiar with the difficult and extraordinarily subtle traditional techniques of sculpting and casting.

 

For the last 30 years she has been working continuously doing abstract impressionist floral and figurative paintings and sculptures. Her inspirations are always derived from the abundance of beauty and color in nature and human emotions.