Kambiz Derambakhsh passed away on Saturday afternoon in Atieh Hospital in Tehran after a short illness due to the infection of coronavirus. He was 79.

Born in 1942 in Shiraz, Derambakhsh was a cartoonist and graphic artist. His works are included in the collections of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, and the Cartoonmuseum Basel, Switzerland, as well as in the collections of museums in Bulgaria, Japan, Turkey, Poland, and Germany.

He organized as many as 50 individual and collective exhibitions in Iran and abroad. 

His books include Siyah (Black Miniatures), a fusion of Persian miniature style and black humor, Olampic e Khande (Laughter Olympics), Samphony e Khotoot (A Symphony of Lines), and Agar DaVinci Mara Dide Bood (If Da Vinci Had Met Me).

Derambakhsh won numerous awards at international competitions including Grand Prizes and gold medals of Japan, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Brazil, Yugoslavia exhibitions and some other honors and awards.

In 2014, he was conferred the Chevalier of Arts and Letters at the embassy of France in Iran.

Honar Online Agency condoles the death of this veteran artist his bereaved families and art community.