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Born in Shirae, Iran in 1970, Helen Zarin can
remember beginning to paint at the early age of five.
Showing talent, her influential family encouraged her
to invest in her artistic endeavors.
As a high school student, she studied with the well
known Persian artist and teacher, Saber. Later she
enrolled in the Art and Culture Society, a national
organization for gifted Persian artists. As a student of
art and culture, she refined her skills in the various
mediums, especially pastels and oils. Helen was
recognized by the Iranian Society and earned many
national awards for her works.
Conditions in her native country eventually compelled
Helen to turn elsewhere for creative nourishment.
“Hard work and talent are not enough for an artist to
progress and blossom; creative freedom in the right
atmosphere is essential”, she remarked. In the
pursuit of these artistic prerequisites, she journeyed
first to Europe where she displayed her works in
Vienna before coming to the U.S. in 1993. She has
continued her education first in New York and
currently in Baltimore, Maryland, where she resides.
Click on the images to the right to see the enlarged
versions of Helen Zarin's art work.