Iran Lawrence is an Iranian American artist, Interior Designer, Educator, consultant, born and raised in Iran until the end of her high school. She then went to a flight attendant school, became a flight attendant. She then formed a family and lived in Tokyo Japan for three and a half years, where she studied painting and the art of Japanese flower arrangement, the way of flower, giving life to flower. This is a period where she also became acquainted with the serene and peaceful gardening style of Japan.
Iran was already an accomplished artist when she moved to United States and entered the University of Delaware and graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics, 1979. She later earned a M. S. degree in Interior Design from Drexel University, followed by a scholarship to Temple University, Tyler School of Art.
Her selective awards include:
Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement, awarded for exhibiting a great promise in professional and public service activities, University of Delaware, 1995.
New York Museum of American Folk Art National Competition, honoring Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration, New York, N.Y.
At the end of her studies in fine art in 1993, she was faced with a pivotal blessing: a new discovery and study of applied philosophy became a passionate new love of learning, which served as a catalyst that illumined and aligned her entire life of learning.
Her evocative abstract paintings convey an elusive interplay of glowing color fields emanating warmth, beauty and calm. As a widely published and exhibited multi-disciplined artist, her life embodies a cosmopolitan flair deeply rooted within the wealth of her Persian heritage and further refined through the spirit and the genius of the West.
She has a grown son and daughter and currently lives in Clearwater, Florida.
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