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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 Translated by Keven Brown, “Bihzād, Ḥusayn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_000000128>
First published online: 2015

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