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

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

    Paris Landscape, Portrait of the Companion
    Sadegh Hedayat (Persian: صادق هدایت‎ Persian pronunciation: [ˈsɑːdəq hədɑːˈjæt] listen ;...  more
  • Aydin Aghdashloo

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

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

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

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

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

    Farshid Mesghali (Persian: فرشید مثقالی‎, born July 1943) is an Iranian animator, graphic...  more
  • Farhad Sadeghi Amini (فرهاد صادقی امینی in Persian), born in Isfahan, Iran, 1963 is an Iranian...  more
  • Mokarrameh Ghanbari

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

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

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

    Everlasting Marriage, The Side of the Mirror
    Iran Darroudi (Persian: ایران درودی‎ born September 2, 1936 in Mashhad) is a contemporary...  more
  • Sādeq Chubak (Persian: صادق چوبک‎, sometimes Sādegh Choubak; August 5, 1916 – July 3, 1998),...  more