Koochaki, Davood

Davood Koochaki was born in 1939 in Jombeza, near Rasht, in a rice-growing region in Northern Iran. Koochaki had to begin work on the fields at the age of seven. At thirteen he left his family for Teheran, to make a better life for himself. He became a car body repairer. He began to draw as a hobby at the age of forty, but only after his retirement at sixty he pursued drawing more seriously, encouraged by his son-in-law, a professional artist. He is nicknamed ‘the Pencil Man’. His pencil-on-paper drawings of oddly shaped half-human and half-animal creatures are mysterious.

Davood Koochaki
1939 Jomebeza, Iran - 2020 Tehran, Iran