Born in Rasht-Iran, Hamid Reza Jahani (1965) developed love for colors and painting at a very early age. First it was his father, a local fisherman, who gave him an art book by Da Vinci. After that, his decisive encounter with a local artist, Hasan Roshan, encouraged him to become an artist.
After school years, Jahani emigrated to Tehran. In 1987, he gained admission to Tehran University of Art. He was among the second generation of art students who attended the Tehran University of Art after its reopening following Iranian revolution. He developed close relationships with several of his renown teachers including Mohammad Ebrahim Jafari, Mehdi Hosseini and Bahman Borojeni. This period had great impact on him.
In the early 1990s, he began his series of “crows” paintings. For the next thirty years, Jahani painted professionally and published several
important books in the field of art education, including “An introduction to art movements” and “Design 3 and 4” for art students.
Throughout his career, he was a member of Jury of numerous national art competitions and festivals and has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Founder of “Baran” art school, he is currently teaching art in schools and universities while continuing to paint in his studio in Tehran.