Bihzād, Ḥusayn
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Bihzād, Ḥusayn (1273–1347 Sh./1894–1968) was a famous Iranian painter born in Tehran. His father, Mīrzā Faḍl Allāh Iṣfahānī, was a craftsman skilled in making pen-cases and also renowned for his watercolour compositions (Nāṣirīpūr, 14, 32; Mīrbahā, 73). Ḥusayn Bihzād commenced his elementary education at the Sharaf-i Muẓaffar School, but dropped out after a few months in order to pursue his interest in painting. His father set him up with an apprenticeship in the workshop of Āqā Mullā ʿAlī, the I…

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Eftekhar, Fariba and Brown, Keven, “Bihzād, Ḥusayn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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