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Abū Turāb Ghaffārī
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Abū Turāb Ghaffārī, Mīrzā Abū Turāb Khān Ghaffārī Kāshānī (d. Rajab 1307/February or March 1890), was an Iranian painter and illustrator, son of Mīrzā Buzurg and elder brother of Mīrzā Muḥammad Khān Ghaffārī Kamāl al-Mulk. Following in their footsteps, he took up painting at an early age.

Until 1293/1876 Abū Turāb lived in Kāshān, at which time he left that city for Tehran in order to continue his education at the Dār al-Funūn (q.v.), the first Iranian state school (founded in 1851) modelled on the French system and curriculum. He studied pa…

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Dhoka?, Yahya and Translated by Shahram Khodaverdian, “Abū Turāb Ghaffārī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0225>
First published online: 2015

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