The Most Famous

PAINTERS from Iran

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This page contains a list of the greatest Iranian Painters. The pantheon dataset contains 1,428 Painters, 4 of which were born in Iran. This makes Iran the birth place of the 35th most number of Painters behind Belarus and Latvia.

Top 4

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Iranian Painters of all time. This list of famous Iranian Painters is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Reza Abbasi (1565 - 1635)

With an HPI of 67.06, Reza Abbasi is the most famous Iranian Painter.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages on wikipedia.

Reza Abbasi, Riza yi-Abbasi or Reza-e Abbasi, رضا عباسی in Persian, usually Reza Abbasi also Aqa Reza (see below) or Āqā Riżā Kāshānī (c. 1565 – 1635) was the leading Iranian miniaturist of the Isfahan School during the later Safavid period, spending most of his career working for Shah Abbas I. He is considered to be the last great master of the Safavid miniature, best known for his single miniatures for muraqqa or albums, especially single figures of beautiful youths.

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2. Kamal-ol-molk (1848 - 1940)

With an HPI of 60.82, Kamal-ol-molk is the 2nd most famous Iranian Painter.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Mohammad Ghaffari (Persian: محمد غفاری‎), better known as Kamal-ol-Molk (کمال‌المُلک), was an Iranian painter and part of the Ghaffari family in Kashan.

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3. Guity Novin (1944 - )

With an HPI of 54.82, Guity Novin is the 3rd most famous Iranian Painter.  Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Guity Novin (née Navran; born 1944) is an Iranian-born Canadian artist, known as a figurative painter and graphic designer. She classifies her work as "transpressionism" (trans- and impressionism), a term coined by Novin in the 1990s. Her works are in private and public collections worldwide. Novin has served on a UNESCO national committee of artists.

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4. Ali Divandari (1957 - )

With an HPI of 50.95, Ali Divandari is the 4th most famous Iranian Painter.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Ali Divandari (Persian: علی دیواندری‎; also Romanized as Alī Divāndarī, Persian pronunciation: [æliː diːvɒːndæriː]; Born 6 September 1957 in Sabzevar) is an Iranian cartoonist, painter, graphic designer, sculptor and journalist.

Pantheon has 4 people classified as painters born between 1565 and 1957. Of these 4, 2 (50.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living painters include Guity Novin and Ali Divandari. The most famous deceased painters include Reza Abbasi and Kamal-ol-molk.

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