Outing Iran: Mahmoud Farshchian

by Chris Bodenner

A reader recommends Mahmoud Farshchian. Wikipedia says:

Farschian is a world renowned master of Persian painting and miniatures. He was born in the city of Isfahan in Iran, a place famed for its art and artists, and it was here where he started to learn art, painting and sculpting. His masterpieces have been hosted by several museums and exhibitions worldwide. He's the most prominent modernizer of the field of miniatures, an art form which was first established in Ancient Persia and later spread to China and Turkey and other Middle eastern countries.

("Forbearance," 2003.  More examples of his work here.)