|Motivated by the articles that he read in Life
magazine, Bijan left his native country of Iran with the intention of coming to the United States, where he
would have the freedom that he cherished so dearly. When he was only 15 years old, he traveled through Europe before
departing for New York City.
After spending several months in New York, Bijan decided to go to California, where his brother was living.
Although Bijan did not speak English, it took him only four weeks of attending school before he was able to speak English fluently enough to decide that the United States was going to be his permanent home.
After graduating from Newport Harbor High School, Bijan attended California College of Arts and Crafts. He graduated with a B.A. in Industrial Design, and a minor in Photography. Afterwards, he went back to Europe to see first- hand those places he studied in school.
When Bijan returned to tile United States, he settled in southern California, where he devoted the next 10 years to
his work with acrylic. The quality of Bijan's sculptures, that were exhibited ill New York City in 1979, greatly impressed
the President of Baccarat, and he contracted Bijan as all
However, it is with acrylic that Bijan feels that he best expresses the beauty and creativity within him. It is visibly apparent that each of his sculptures is conceived through a labor of love. Working in a fabrication studio, Bijan designs and cuts raw blocks of the highest quality acrylic available and transforms them into timeless works of art.
Bijan's sculptures can be found in the National Air and Space Museum at tile Smithsonian Institute, the Baccarat Museum of Paris, the Newport Harbor Art Museum, the corporate offices of Standard Oil International, and other prestigious locations. His work has been commissioned from clients such as Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Studios and the Long Beach Children's Memorial Hospital.
Articles on Bijan and his works have been included ill Vogue Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest,
Dallas Times, Interior Design Magazine,' Chicago Sun, and other publications.
Bijan's limited edition sculptures are currently being exhibited in many fine art galleries, in addition Io enhancing prestigious art collections throughout the world.
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