Manoucher Yektai
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Manoucher Yektai
Manoucher Yektai
Born(1921-12-22)December 22, 1921
DiedNovember 19, 2019(2019-11-19) (aged 97)
EducationTehran University (did not graduate)
École des Beaux-Arts
Art Students League of New York
Known forPainter, draughtsman, sculptor and print-maker

Manoucher Yektai (December 22, 1921 - November 19, 2019)[1][2] was an Iranian-American artist associated with New York School art movement.

Early life and education

Born in Tehran, Iran, Yektai dropped out of Tehran University without obtaining a degree. Between 1945 and 1947, he studied with Amédée Ozenfant in Paris, and later in New York City. From 1946 to 1947, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the atelier of André Lhote. From 1947 to 1948, he studied at the Art Students League of New York.


Yektai has many works in North American and European collections and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, numerous private collections such as the Yellowstone Art Museum.[3]

Personal life

Yektai became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1959. He died at the age of 97 on November 19, 2019 in New York City.[4]

Selected solo exhibitions

  • 1949: Woodstock, New York
  • 1951, 1952, 1953: Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Inc., New York City
  • 1956: American Associated Artists, New York City
  • 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964: Poindexter Gallery, New York City
  • 1959: Felix Landau Gallery Los Angeles County, California
  • 1960,1961, 1963, 1965: Semia Huber Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1962: Anderson Meyer Gallery, Paris; Feingarten Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961, 1962, 1964, 1970: Picadilly Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 1965, 1966, (67: Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966. 1967, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1984, 1996: Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
  • 1977, 1978: Galerie Zand, Teheran, Iran
  • 1981, 1984: Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York City
  • 1988: Paris - New York: Kent Fine Art, Kent, Connecticut

See also


  1. ^ Yekta, Manouch. "United States Public Records Index". Retrieved 2013.
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  3. ^ "Manoucher Yektai | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Iranian artist Manoucher Yektai passes away at 98". Mehr News Agency. 2019-11-20. Retrieved .

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