Guity Seif

Born in February 1937 in Tehran into a well-versed family and fond of art, Guity gained her preliminary knowledge and art experiences from her father and uncle. They 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 a Russian teacher, she learned classical painting fundamentals.

It was then that she began working with oil paint and learned 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 ’80s and ’90s. While in France, she participated in group and individual exhibitions in Paris and other cities and was awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals and 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. There, she became familiar with the problematic and extraordinarily subtle traditional techniques of sculpting and casting.


For the last 30 years, she has continuously worked on 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.