showed his artistic talent at a young age by drawing over his
homework with colored pencils in school. He was encouraged
by his teacher who displayed his work on the classroom wall.
This helped propel him towards a career in art.
received his Bachelor's Degree in graphic design from "College
of Decorative Arts" in Tehran, Iran. During those years
he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator at "Ayandegan",
Iran's most prestigious newspaper..
Seven years after the revolution in Iran, he moved to Germany for two and a half years where he worked at "Pencil Grafik". Pencil Grafik is the studio of Achim Kiel, one of Germany's most well known illustrators.
1987 he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a freelance
graphic designer and illustrator. Soon after, he established
his own studio/gallery in Westwood. There he concentrated
on his fine art work, started selling his paintings, and worked
as a commissioned artist who did numerous cover design and
illustration for various publications such as Ketab Corp.,
and Eqbal Publishing. Saeed also worked for "Nazgoul
Publication", where he illustrated the cover of "Touca"
international children's magazine for 10 consecutive
years. Saeed's work also appeared in the publication "Daily
One of his paintings (First painting in Past Works 1) was chosen as a cover illustration for the book "The Essence of Love". This book is about the 'Time, Life, and Thought of Rumi', a highly regarded and well respected Iranian poet and philosopher. He also illustrated a black and white poster titled "Rumi and Whirling Dervishes" which also appeared inside the book.
began teaching drawing and painting classes as soon as he
established his studio-gallery. His students include professors
of universities, doctors, architects, interior designers,
fashion designers, psychologists, and also art students from
work has been shown in galleries located in well-known places
such as the Pacific Design Center and El Paseo-Palm Desert.
has participated in numerous group shows including "World
Contemporary Art '98" in which he was also a consultant
of the show. He was also interviewed by the "Daily Bruin
Arts & Entertainment" newspaper, where two of his
paintings "Into Unconscious" and "Innocence"
appear, in April 20, 1998.
recent years, TV Station U.P.N. Channel 13 has featured Saeed's
studio for the taping of two of it's shows. During these broadcasts
Saeed instructed the guests of the show in portrait drawing.
work is also circulated around the world on more than 150
photo greeting cards with images of his paintings.