Hossein Irandoust was born in Tehran, Iran in November of 1978. He was born to an Iranian mother and a half Chinese, half Iranian father. His grandfather, a Chinese engineer, came to Iran in the first half of the 20th century. He was responsible for establishing a tea factory in the Caspian town of Lahijan. His grandfather never left, married an Iranian and adopted Iran as his native country. Irandoust started painting at a young age and began graphic design when he was 14 while attending secondary school in Tehran. Later, he began painting under the supervision of Rahim Navasi one of Iranís best known realist painters. Hossein went on to graduate from Azad University with a Bachelorís degree in Fine Arts (painting). His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including ĎThe British Museumí, London.