Manijeh Yadegar was born in Esfahan, Iran and came to England when she was just 13. She trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London. Although she worked in comparative seclusion since her student days, during her lifetime she was the subject of five solo exhibitions in South Korea, Sweden and London and contributed to over 50 joint exhibitions worldwide. In 2001 she was artist in residence, at Chretzeturm, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. Her work is represented in the collections of Deutsche Bank, London, The Contemporary Art Society, London and many private collections in England and abroad.