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Famous Artists from Iran

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List of the most popular artists from Iran, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Iranian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Iranian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists here include everyone from Mokarrameh Ghanbari to Ali Asghar Mohtaj.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Iran?" and "Who are the most well-known Iranian artists?"

For further information on these historic Iranian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Iranian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
  • Abbas Kiarostami

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater Tehran


    Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی‎ [ʔæbˌbɒːs kijɒːɾostæˈmi] (listen); 22 June 1940 – 4... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirin Neshat

    Shirin Neshat

    Rapture, Mahdokht

    BirthplaceQazvin, Iran

    NationalityIran, United States of America

    Shirin Neshat (Persian: شیرین نشاط‎; born 1957) is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New... more on Wikipedia
  • Ahmad Kasravi (29 September 1890 – 11 March 1946; Persian: احمد کسروی‎) was a notable Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • Sadegh Hedayat

    Paris Landscape, Portrait of the Companion

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater Tehran


    Sadegh Hedayat (Persian: صادق هدایت‎ Persian pronunciation: [ˈsɑːdəq hədɑːˈjæt] listen ;... more on Wikipedia
  • Aydin Aghdashloo

    Aydin Aghdashloo

    Situation VI, Enigma X

    BirthplaceRasht, Iran


    Art FormsPainting

    Aydin Aghdashloo (Persian: آیدین آغداشلو‎; born October 30, 1940) is an Iranian painter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Zahra Kazemi
    Zahra "Ziba" Kazemi-Ahmadabadi (زهرا کاظمی احمدآبادی in Persian) (1948 – July 11, 2003) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Taraneh Javanbakht
  • Guity Novin
    Guity Novin (born Guity Navran, 1944) is an Iranian-Canadian figurative painter, and graphic... more on Wikipedia
  • Kaveh Golestan
    Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi (8 July 1950 – 2 April 2003), (Persian: کاوه گلستان‎) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Maryam Hashemi

    Maryam Hashemi

    Maryam Hashemi (Persian: مریم هاشمی) (born 1977) is an Iranian visual artist based in Hackney... more on Wikipedia
  • Iman Maleki

    Iman Maleki

    Omens of Hafez, 2 sisters and a book

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran


    Art FormsPainting

    Imān Maleki (Persian: ایمان ملکی) (born 1976 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian Realist painter.
  • Bozorg Alavi
    Bozorg Alavi (Persian: بزرگ علوی‎) (February 2, 1904 – February 18, 1997) was an influential... more on Wikipedia
  • Parviz Tanavoli
    Parviz Tanavoli (born 23 March 1937 in Tehran) is an Iranian sculptor, painter, scholar and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kamal-ol-molk


    Mirror Hall, Egyptian

    BirthplaceKashan, Iran


    Art FormsPainting

    Mohammad Ghaffari (Persian: محمد غفاری‎), better known as Kamal-ol-Molk (کمال‌المُلک), was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Bogdan Saltanov

    Bogdan Saltanov

    Bogdan Saltanov (Russian: Богдан Салтанов; 1630s – 1703), also known as Ivan Ievlevich... more on Wikipedia
  • Farshid Mesghali

    Farshid Mesghali

    Farshid Mesghali (Persian: فرشید مثقالی‎, born July 1943) is an Iranian animator, graphic... more on Wikipedia
  • Farhad Sadeghi Amini

    BirthplaceIsfahan, Iran


    Art FormsPainting

    Farhad Sadeghi Amini (فرهاد صادقی امینی in Persian), born in Isfahan, Iran, 1963 is an Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • Mokarrameh Ghanbari

    Imam Reza, A portrait of the cow



    Art FormsPainting

    Mokarrameh Ghanbari (Persian: مکرمه قنبری‎, born in 1928 – died October 24, 2005) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh
    Mohammad-Ali Jamālzādeh Esfahani (Persian: محمد علی جمالزاده اصفهانی‎) (January 13, 1892,... more on Wikipedia
  • Morteza Momayez
    Morteza Momayez (Persian: مرتضی ممیز‎; August 26, 1935 – October 25, 2005) was an Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • Pantea Rahmani
    Pantea Rahmani, born 10 September 1971 in Tehran, is a contemporary Iranian artist, who is... more on Wikipedia
  • Jahangir Razmi

    Firing Squad in Iran

    BirthplaceArak, Iran


    Jahangir Razmi (Persian: جهانگیر رزمی‎) (b. December 16, 1947 in Arak, Iran) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohammad Hejazi

    Mohammad Hejazi

    Mohammad Hejazi (محمد حجازی; in Persian) (April 14, 1900–January 30, 1974) was an Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • Iran Darroudi

    Everlasting Marriage, The Side of the Mirror

    BirthplaceMashhad, Iran


    Iran Darroudi (Persian: ایران درودی‎ born September 2, 1936 in Mashhad) is a contemporary... more on Wikipedia
  • Sadeq Chubak
    Sādeq Chubak (Persian: صادق چوبک‎, sometimes Sādegh Choubak; August 5, 1916 – July 3, 1998),... more on Wikipedia