Charles-Hossein Zenderoudi (b. 1937), born in Tehran, was an Iranian painter who created the Saqqa-khaneh movementin the late 1950s that sought to engage Iranian heritage with Contemporary art. He attended the Fine Art College of Tehran University to study painting and left Iran for Paris in 1961. His work is characterized by his interest in Iranian-Islamic traditions, national, folkloric and religious elements, and his familiarity with calligraphy. He has wonnumerous international awards, including at the biennales of Venice in 1960 and São Paolo in 1961. His work is in collections at the British Museum in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris,and Statens Museum in Copenhagen, among others.