Kemal al Molk

Kemal al Molk

 

Born at the end of the 19th century; died in 1941. Iranian painter.

Kemal al Molk, who came from a family of painters, studied in Florence and Paris. He painted genre scenes. He played a significant role in the development of realist easel painting in Iran. Between 1910 and 1920 he founded a school for painting and sculpture in Tehran. His works, such as The Mirror Salon of the Shah’s Palace (1892) and Baghdad Fortune-tellers (1906), are in several museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Tehran.

REFERENCE

Akbar Tadjvidi. L’art moderne en Iran. Tehran, 1967.
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