Wahed Khakdan, a hyper-realist painter, held its first painting exhibition in 1974 at Seyhoun Gallery in Tehran. In 1978, he created works with social content and current issues and held exhibitions. Simultaneously with these activities and using his father's teachings, he designed costumes and puppets for theater and television, including • Doll design for magic beans directed by Ardeshir Keshavarz. Shahr Theater 1980 • Costume and mask design for green-loving children, directed by Reza Jian. Theater City 1981 • Stage and doll design for the TV play The Firefly Story directed by Ardeshir Keshavarz. 1983 He then emigrated from Iran in 1984 and went to Germany and was able to establish his first studio in the city of Oberhausen. He is a prolific artist who has organized many solo and group exhibitions in different countries since 1982. He has recorded more than forty illustrations books (some particularly for children's books) and collaborations with several Iranian, German, Swiss, and Austrian publishers.