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Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: Iran
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Women artists, gallery owners, and art educators have been actively involved in modern Iranian art movements since the late 1950s. Some, such as Behjat Sadr, the first woman to become a member of the art faculty at the University of Tehran, and Mansoureh Hosseini, a 1949 University of Tehran graduate, completed their art training in France and Italy respectively then returned to exhibit and teach…

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Parker, Sharon, “Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0299d>
First published online: 2009

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