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Abd al-Samad

1500 - 1593

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'Abd al-Ṣamad or Khwaja 'Abd-us-Ṣamad was a 16th century painter of Persian miniatures who moved to India and became one of the founding masters of the Mughal miniature tradition, and later the holder of a number of senior administrative roles. 'Abd's career under the Mughals, from about 1550 to 1595, is relatively well documented, and a number of paintings are authorised to him from this period. From about 1572 he headed the imperial workshop of the Emperor Akbar and "it was under his guidance that Mughal style came to maturity". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd al-Samad has received more than 89,658 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Abd al-Samad is the 1,692nd most popular painter, the 380th most popular biography from Iran and the 4th most popular Iranian Painter.

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Among painters, Abd al-Samad ranks 1,692 out of 1,421Before him are Israel Tsvaygenbaum, Edwin Lord Weeks, Keiji Inafune, Tracey Emin, Tom Roberts, and Stanley Spencer. After him are Louise Rayner, Robert S. Duncanson, Hablot Knight Browne, Kari Byron, John Opie, and George Peter Alexander Healy.

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Among people born in 1500, Abd al-Samad ranks 50Before him are Caupolicán, Ligier Richier, Lope de Rueda, Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón, Gómez Pereira, and Nicholas Ridley.  Among people deceased in 1593, Abd al-Samad ranks 11Before him are Juan de Herrera, Jacques Amyot, Symon Budny, Maciej Stryjkowski, Xu Wei, and Louis III, Duke of Württemberg.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Abd al-Samad ranks 380 out of 528Before him are Mehdi Mahdavikia (1977), Nazanin Boniadi (1979), Mohammad Reza Aref (1951), Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (1967), Shahab Hosseini (1974), and Masoumeh Ebtekar (1960). After him are Shohreh (1959), Safdar Jang (1708), Hossein Rezazadeh (1978), Javad Nekounam (1980), Kayhan Kalhor (1963), and Reza Hosseini Nassab (1960).

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Among PAINTERS In Iran

Among painters born in Iran, Abd al-Samad ranks 4Before him are Reza Abbasi (1565), Kamal-ol-molk (1848), and Guity Novin (1944). After him are Ali Divandari (1957).